Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation

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by Martin W. Sandler | History |
ISBN: 9780763665272 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 8/13/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
I got this oversized hardcover at a local Savers thrift shop. It's about the race to complete the transcontinental railroad, with rail lines being built from the west and east simultaneously, until they met for the historic ceremony featuring the Golden Spike. The story includes massive amounts of effort, danger, hardship - and some less-than-fair dealing on the part of some of the key figures. But it was an impressive undertaking, and the book touches on many aspects of it from inspiration to aftermath. [The US Postal Service released a set of stamps honoring the 150th anniversary of the completion of the railroad; the set includes stamps for the locomotives from both the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific sides, and stamps for the Golden Spike itself.]

Released 1 mo ago (11/29/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Windham Crossing Learning Center in Windham, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the rustic Little Free Library on this chilly day; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2019 The The Release Challenge. ***

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