National Museum of American History : Commemorative railroad spike on completion of transcontinental railroad 1869

National Museum of American History : Commemorative railroad spike on completion of transcontinental railroad 1869

November 30, 1810. Oliver Winchester born. Oliver Winchester was a man who knew a good business opportunity when he saw it, and amassed quite a fortune with his repeating rifle, the Gun that Won the West. It was his widow, Sarah, however, who built the remarkable Winchester mansion, a bizarre house that was never finished -- in order to appease the ghosts.

Catelynn Lowell Praises Husband Tyler Baltierra in Throwback Wedding Pic: See Her Beautiful Dress!

November 30, 1810. Oliver Winchester born. Oliver Winchester was a man who knew a good business opportunity when he saw it, and amassed quite a fortune with his repeating rifle, the Gun that Won the West. It was his widow, Sarah, however, who built the remarkable Winchester mansion, a bizarre house that was never finished -- in order to appease the ghosts.

National Museum of American History : Transatlantic Telegraph Cable souvenir sold by Tiffany 1858

National Museum of American History : Transatlantic Telegraph Cable souvenir sold by Tiffany 1858

transcontinental railroad tracks

DQ ( Discussion and Questions ) on the Transcontinental Railroad !

Chinese contributions to Transcontinental Railroad... TONS of primary source images!

Chinese contributions to Transcontinental Railroad... TONS of primary source images!

conestoga wagon plans | Labeled diagram great for notebook page. Also see back view .

conestoga wagon plans | Labeled diagram great for notebook page. Also see back view .

You’ve likely heard of Thomas Edison because he invented the light bulb, but what you may not know is that for over 60 consecutive years, he patented at least one invention. This inventor gives new meaning to persistence pays. Click through to read this mini biography of Thomas Edison to find out how you can learn from his remarkable life.

Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor of Incandescent Electric Light Bulb

You’ve likely heard of Thomas Edison because he invented the light bulb, but what you may not know is that for over 60 consecutive years, he patented at least one invention. This inventor gives new meaning to persistence pays. Click through to read this mini biography of Thomas Edison to find out how you can learn from his remarkable life.

National Museum of American History: California Assayed Gold Ingot 1850

National Museum of American History: California Assayed Gold Ingot 1850

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