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The Erie Canal

author: Thompson, Linda
Presents the history of the Erie Canal which was constructed in the early nineteenth century and linked Lake Erie with the Hudson River.
974.7
year: 2005
copies: 25
call number/section: 974.7
lexile: 1150

The California Gold Rush

author: Thompson, Linda
Presents a short history on the California gold rush of the mid-1800s and discusses the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada foothills in 1848 and the expansion of the state that resulted from it.
979.4
year: 2005
copies: 6
call number/section: 979.4
lexile: 1040
subjects: california

The Transcontinental Railroad

author: Thompson, Linda
Presents the history and development of the transcontinental railroad linking the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and follows the construction of the Central Pacific from Sacramento and the Union Pacific from Omaha, Nebraska.
385
year: 2005
copies: 7
call number/section: 385
lexile: 1130

The Great Lakes

author: Thompson, Linda
Describes the discovery and exploration of the Great Lakes, the founding of New France by Samuel de Champlain, Native Americans, missions, forts, and trading posts, and much more.
977
year: 2006
copies: 3
call number/section: 977
lexile: 1190

The Mississippi And West

author: Thompson, Linda
Chronicles the westward expansion of the United States from the thirteen colonies and the old Northwest, the Louisiana Territory in 1803, and the annexation of the American West during the mid-1800s and profiles those who pioneered the land.
978
year: 2005
copies: 5
call number/section: 978
lexile: 1170

The Oregon Trail

author: Thompson, Linda
Describes the events and circumstances that led great numbers of Americans to cross West on the Oregon Trail in the mid-nineteenth century and the experiences of many who did.
978
year: 2005
copies: 6
call number/section: 978
lexile: 1130

The Santa Fe Trail

author: Thompson, Linda
Describes the purpose and history of the Santa Fe Trail, including its role in the Mexican War, and includes a glossary, a time line, and further reading lists.
978
year: 2005
copies: 3
call number/section: 978
lexile: 1150

The First Settlements

author: Thompson, Linda
Examines the discovery and exploration of the New World, and describes the settlements of Roanoke and Jamestown, early encounters with Native Americans, Puritans, and government of the colonies.
973.2
year: 2006
copies: 1
call number/section: 973.2
lexile: 1130

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