A great and shining road: the epic story of the transcontinental railroad

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The Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads were officially joined on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, with the driving of a golden spike. This historic ceremony marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Spanning the Sierras and the "Great American Desert," the tracks connected San Francisco to Council Bluffs, Iowa. A Great and Shining Road is the exciting story of a mammoth feat that called forth entrepreneurial daring, financial wizardry, technological innovation, political courage and chicanery, and the heroism of thousands of laborers.
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subject_facet Pacific railroads -- History, Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History
title_display A great and shining road : the epic story of the transcontinental railroad
title_full A great and shining road : the epic story of the transcontinental railroad / John Hoyt Williams
title_short A great and shining road :
title_sub the epic story of the transcontinental railroad
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