Books tagged: trestles

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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific in Utah to Promontory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century, Nonfiction » History » American
As the Union Pacific entered the Utah canyons progress slowed to a crawl. The builders were forced to use large embankments, trestles and tunnels. All of them slower, difficult to build and expensive. Then as the competing railroads drew closer to their meeting point at Promontory Summit the competition became intense. "Build it fast, we'll fix it later" was the by-word.
La $a$katchewan [Saskatchewan}
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
Involved in the early 1900's migration of French Canadians to an area of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, the characters battle themselves and the elements in the quest for the golden harvest of riches. The thrust of bumper crops and droughts, accidental deaths, and the dreams that brought them to this land collide and reconstruct themselves and their lives. Lust for wealth trumps relationships.