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Promontory: [The Golden Spike, 1869] Richard Paul Braden

Promontory: [The Golden Spike, 1869]

Richard Paul Braden

Published April 14th 2008
ISBN : 9780595501229
Paperback
192 pages
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This novel is historical fiction, written for teenagers and young adults who like to ready about history, but not in history books. This is the story of the Central Pacific Railroad of California, as told by two young men in the employ of the BigMoreThis novel is historical fiction, written for teenagers and young adults who like to ready about history, but not in history books. This is the story of the Central Pacific Railroad of California, as told by two young men in the employ of the Big Four (Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker), beginning in the later fall of 1861. The story goes far past the magical Promontory, Utah date in 1869 when the golden spike was driven to connect the Central Pacific Railroad of San Francisco/Sacramento with the Union Pacific Railroad of Omaha/Chicago. The Big Four and a lot of little people are followed as they proceed with the building of a railroad empire in the American West.