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The golden spike: how a photograph celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad

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In the mid-1860s, as the Union Pacific Railroad headed westward from Nebraska, another company, the Central Pacific, pushed eastward from California. Their goal was to meet somewhere in between, forming a single railway line that would bridge the continent. That historic meeting took place in May 1869 in northern Utah, and photographer Andrew J. Russell was there to document the historic event. His work resulted in one of the most important photos of the 19th century and probably the most famous railroad image of all time. The photo, often called "East and West," was viewed by a worldwide audience and affirmed that railroads were at the cutting edge of transportation technology. The continent was now linked.
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9780756549916
9780756547042
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Full title golden spike how a photograph celebrated the transcontinental railroad
Author nardo don
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Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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subject_facet Electronic books, Pacific railroads -- History, Pacific railroads. -- History, Railroads -- History, Railroads -- United States -- History, Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History, Railroads. -- West (U.S.) -- History
title_display The golden spike : how a photograph celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad
title_full The golden spike : how a photograph celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad / by Don Nardo, The golden spike [electronic resource] : how a photograph celebrated the transcontinental railroad / by Don Nardo ; content adviser, Bob Zeller
title_short The golden spike :
title_sub how a photograph celebrated the Transcontinental Railroad
topic_facet Electronic books, History, Pacific railroads, Railroads