TEN MILE DAY

AND THE BUILDING OF THE

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

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Henry Holt 1993
PB  ISBN# 0-8050-4703-4

*Book-of-the-Month Club
*History Book Club
*American Bookseller Pick of the List

 

*A Junior Library Guild Selection


*Bank Street College Best Books 2018

"In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of broad picture-book format. An attractive resource." Kirkus Reviews"

" Ten Mile Day is in a class by itself. It is a picture-book slice of American history that should pique readers' interest." George Gleason, School Library Journal

On April 28, 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad Company attempted to do the  impossible--the laying of ten miles of track in one day. It would be the last great push to complete the transcontinental railroad.