431 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
TF23 .A48 2000
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-411) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
ch. 1.Picking the route 1830-1860 ch. 2.Getting to California 1848-1859 ch. 3.Birth of the Central Pacific 1860-1862 ch. 4.Birth of the Union Pacific 1862-1864 ch. 5.Judah and the elephant 1862-1864 ch. 6.Laying out the Union Pacific line 1864-1865 ch. 7.Central Pacific attacks the Sierra Nevada 1865 ch. 8.Union Pacific across Nebraska 1866 ch. 9.Central Pacific assaults the Sierra 1866 ch. 10.Union Pacific to the Rocky Mountains 1867 ch. 11.Central Pacific penetrates the summit 1867 ch. 12.Union Pacific across Wyoming 1868 ch. 13.Brigham Young and the Mormons make the grade 1868 ch. 14.Central Pacific goes through Nevada 1868 ch. 15.Railroads race into Utah January 1-April 10, 1869 ch. 16.To the summit April 11-May 7, 1869 Done May 8-10, 1869.