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A Worker on the Transcontinental Railroad James Barter

A Worker on the Transcontinental Railroad

James Barter

Published December 17th 2002
ISBN : 9781590182475
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112 pages
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The men who built the Transcontinental Railroad between 1863 and 1869 labored 12 hour days building bridges, blasting tunnels, and laying rail beds in the midst of freezing winters and hot summers while fighting Indians and dodging dynamiteMoreThe men who built the Transcontinental Railroad between 1863 and 1869 labored 12 hour days building bridges, blasting tunnels, and laying rail beds in the midst of freezing winters and hot summers while fighting Indians and dodging dynamite explosions. This book honors the tens of thousands of mostly immigrants by describing their day-to-day lives while constructing the greatest railroad of all time.