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Transcontinental Railroad. By: Stephanie Culp. Take me out to the Transcontinental Railroad. A railroad built to link the East and the West. Trans: across Continental: land/country. Take me out to the track. The Chinese were good workers. Some Chinese were even brought over from China.

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transcontinental railroad

Transcontinental Railroad

By: Stephanie Culp

take me out to the transcontinental railroad
Take me out to the Transcontinental Railroad.
  • A railroad built to link the East and the West.
  • Trans: across
  • Continental: land/country
take me out to the track
Take me out to the track
  • The Chinese were good workers.
  • Some Chinese were even brought over from China.
buy me some concerns and doubts
Buy me some concerns and doubts
  • Some people thought that building a transcontinental railroad would be impossible because they didn’t think that tracks could be laid through the steep Sierra Nevada mountains.
i don t care when it gets done
I don’t care when it gets done

1863-1869

  • Work on the railroad began early in 1863.
  • It was finally completed in 1869! Yeah!!
because its root root root for the big four
Because, its root, root, root for the Big Four

Mark Hopkins

Charles Crocker

Collis P. Huntington

Leland Stanford

if they don t break through the barriers it s a shame
If they don’t break through the barriers it’s a shame
  • Some barriers were…
    • The Sierra Nevada Mountains:

The workers had to carve paths, build bridges and blast tunnels in order to get through the mountains.

its one two three tracks your out to california
Its, one, two, three tracks your out to California

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

if you build it they will come
If you build it they will come.
  • The railroad connected California to the rest of the United States.
  • Travel to and from California became faster and less expensive.
  • Goods were less expensive because it was cheaper to get them to California.
  • Trade increased in the port cities which helped California grow.
works cited
Works Cited
  • The Big Four

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Four

Pictures of the four main contributors to the railroad.

  • Harcourt Brace Social Studies Text

http://hpschool.com

Information about the Transcontinental railroad.

  • The Last Rail

http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html

Information and pictures of the last rail being laid on the Transcontinental railroad.

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