Questions about the Transcontinental Railroad
For the transcontinental railroad, how many rails were needed?
How many spikes were needed? How many hammer strikes were heard each hour?
How many days to complete the track?
How did the transcontinental railroad shape the movement of people, goods and ideas?
What is important about the 100th Meridian?
Some people call Leland Stanford and Thomas Durant heroes but other call them crooks. Why?
What groups of people performed much of the labor required to complete the Transcontinental Railroad?