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great and shining road

the epic story of the transcontinental railroad

by John Hoyt Williams

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln, [Neb.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Pacific railroads -- History,
    • Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Hoyt Williams.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE2763 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination341 p. :
      Number of Pages341
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL971206M
      ISBN 100803297890
      LC Control Number96007976

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