Group 4-Geographers

Task:
You need to explain how the route was chosen.

Here are some questions to help you:
1. Why was the transcontinental railroad so important to build?
http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist4/practical.html

2. Were there any dangers related the geographic locations?
http://www.gliah.uh.edu/historyonline/china1.cfm

3. Did the climate (weather) have an impact on the choice of the route?
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/china1.cfm

4. What is the final route?
http://cprr.org/Museum/Ephemera/CP-UP_Timetable_1881/1881_Overland_Map_Detail.html

Illustration:
You need to have the map of the route, and some photos of the landmarks.
http://cprr.org/Museum/faster.html