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Chapter 7, Lesson 3, Building the Railroad (pp. 173-177)

I. Laying the Tracks

II. Looking for Workers

    A. The early railroad construction was done by laborers from California.

    B. The Big Four hired many Chinese laborers. Their skill and sacrifice contributed greatly to the construction of the railroad.

III. The Great Finish

    A. The Central Pacific and Union Pacific crews agreed to join tracks at Promontory Point, Utah.

    B. After years of hard work, the two coasts of the United States were linked by the transcontinental railroad.

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