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Ten Mile Day
Ten Mile Day - Building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Learn about the huge contribution to the building of the American Transcontinental railroad.  How the Chinese laborers laid in one day 10 Miles of rails!
Reasons why you need this book:
  • Highlights the largely forgotten Chinese Contribution to building of the American Transcontintal Railroad.
  • Over 6000 Chinese worked on it.
  • The names associated with the transcontinental railroad are a part of California History.  Stanford (university), Huntingon (Garden), and Crocker (Bank).
  • Great Illustrations!
  • Excellent for using in the class room!
Our Price: $7.95
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Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 0-8050-4703-4
ISBN 13: 9-780805-047035

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Product Code: E0257

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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."
Kirkus Reviews

Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Good book. Very truthful, been looking for this book for a while.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Ten Mile Day March 11, 2008
Reviewer: JR from Monrovia CA  
Interesting look at building the continental railroad with the use of Chinese workers.  Good illustrations.

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Well Done July 15, 2006
Reviewer: ray from Undisclosed  
The book is full of details telling the story of the contribution of the Chinese to the trans

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