Before Reading
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there is a picture of a book Across America on an Emigrant Train
by Jim Murphy

Come to California!

Across America on an Emigrant Train tells the story of one man's journey across America in 1879. At that time, many immigrants were traveling to California to make a new life. Railroad companies advertised the wonders of California hoping to sell their land.

Imagine that you are living in the late 1800s. In the space below, design a poster to encourage immigrants to come to California.

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