Books tagged: platte river

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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.
Hank of Twin Rivers, Book One: Journey of Change
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,700. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Twelve-year-old Hank loses his mother to cholera in 1855. When Hank’s pa leaves their Iowa homestead to find free land in Nebraska, Hank is forced to go with him. Uncle Mac brings Irish humor into Hank's life and serves as a cushion between Hank and his father. Hank tangles with thieves, meets a black trapper along the Platte, and discovers the preacher's daughter, a tomboy who doesn't like boys.