Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867

Until the Last Spike: The Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867

William Durbin


Age variety: eight - 12 Years

Overview

It's August 1867 and Sean has simply arrived from Chicago, making plans to paintings together with his father at the Intercontinental Railroad. Sean needs to begin on the backside, as a water provider, toting barrels of it to the thirsty males who're doing the backbreaking paintings at the line.

At evening, everyone seems to be frequently too drained to do whatever yet sleep, but Sundays are unfastened, and Sean discovers the tough and rowdy international of the cities that appear to sprout up from nowhere alongside the railroad's direction over the prairie. yet prejudices run rampant for either the Irish and chinese language employees -- specifically after they begin a dangerous race to work out who can lay tune the fastest.

Through Sean's eyes, the historical past of this period and the value of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive.

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