Building the first transcontinental railroad
Chinese Workers did a huge amount of work on the first transcontinental railroad. Over 6000 worked on it, about 2/3rds of the workers on the Western Region. This is a nice children's book that captures the spirit of those Chinese who worked on it.
On May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. In the race to reach the Summit, Central Pacific crews had to blast through mountains, brave avalanches, and sweat through the dessert. In time they had become so efficient, well organized, and hardy that their boss, Charles Crocker, staked $10,000 on their ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in one day.
Illustrated with Fraser's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is the story of a great American adventure. Come Climb Aboard!
"Ten Mile Day is in a class by itself. It is a picture-book slice of American history..."
School Library Journal
"Making good use of the picture-book format, her realistic earth-tone paintings convey the action and sense of vastness of the scene and the enormity of the task....An attractive resource."
Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Good book. Very truthful, been looking for this book for a while.
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