Thursday, October 14, 2010

Your website was amazing!

From: "Christine Voelker"

We are a fifth grade class in Mossyrock Elementary in Mossyrock, Washington. We have just finished reading the story, Ten Mile Day, by Mary Ann Fraser. It is a story about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. You have really cool facts and pictures of artifacts on your website about the building of the railroad. We have a few questions for you:

. Do you know if there is a folk tale/tall tale written that is based on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad?

. Does anyone who helped create your website have any relatives that were a part of the building of the railroad?

. Were Chinese and Irish immigrants the only nationalities to work on the railroad?

. We want to know how they were able to communicate.

. How many days did they complete ten miles in one day?

Thank you for your time,

Mrs. Voelker's fifth grade class

Edgar, Raul, Kinzie, Stephanie, Justin, Lainee, Haylee, Joey, Taylor, Heidi, Chelsea, Ava, Macie, Kord, Jared, Rem, and Tianna. J