The First Railroads

The First Railroads

by Sally Senzell Isaacs, Sally Senzell Isaacs
     
 

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Follow the development of the first steam locomotives and railroad networks in the East in the 1820s and 1830s. Discover how, as the nation grew, railroad companies built tracks through woods, across rivers, and over mountains to reach the far West. Find out what it was like to work on the railroads. See how the growth of railroads changed the lives of U.S.

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Follow the development of the first steam locomotives and railroad networks in the East in the 1820s and 1830s. Discover how, as the nation grew, railroad companies built tracks through woods, across rivers, and over mountains to reach the far West. Find out what it was like to work on the railroads. See how the growth of railroads changed the lives of U.S. citizens and American Indians forever. This book describes in detail the lives of ordinary people in the United States who built and worked on the railroads or whose towns and cities grew with their arrival. Each book in the series uses reconstruction illustrations and photographs along with clear text and fact boxes to bring the story of our nation to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403447913
Publisher:
Heinemann Library
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
American Adventure Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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