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    DescriptionOn May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. Illustrated with the author's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is the story of that great American adventure--and the day Charles Crocker staked $10,000 on the crews' ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in a single, Ten Mile Day.

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    Ten Mile Day
    And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Ann Fraser, Illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 95 mm
    Height: 258 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 154 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805047035
    ISBN 10: 0805047034

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC subject category V2: YQH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 214
    Libri: I-C9
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22860
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025200
    B&T Book Type: EN
    B&T Approval Code: X01930000
    DC21: 385.0978
    DC22: 385/.0978
    BISAC V2.8: JNF025170
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    LC classification: HE2791.C455 F73 1996
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    01 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    May Ann Fraser has illustrated more than forty books for children, and is the author-illustrator of a growing list of popular middle-grade books that focus on U.S. history. Her "In Search of the Grand Canyon" was voted a Best Book of the Year by "School Library Journal" and "Ten Mile Day" was an "American Bookseller" Pick, of the Lists. A graduate of Exter College of Art Design, she lives with her husband and three children in Simi Valley, California.
    Review quote
    "In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of the broad picture-book format. An attractive resource."--"Kirkus Reviews"