Unit 2: Teacher / Student Key pages
Frameworks for America's Past
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   On the map below, the Transcontinental Railroad is the part between Omaha, Nebraska, and Sacramento, California.  Railroad lines already existed to Omaha when work on the Transcontinental Railroad began in 1863.  The line was completed in 1869, finally linking the East and the West by rail.

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