Group 7-Travelers

Task:
You need to describe the journey of a traveler coming from Omaha to California.

Here are some questions to help you:
1. Before the railroad, what were the possibilities to reach California?
2. How long would it take?
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/riseind/railroad/phillips.html

3. How long did it take with the railroad?
http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/western_clubs/transcontinental_railroad/transcontinental_railroad.html

4. Find a map with significant places along the route.
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/history/tindall/timelinf/tranrail.htm

5. What kind of animals, and landscape would a traveler encounter during his journey?

6. Which towns or cities would he see? What about the bridges and the tunnels?
http://cprr.org/Museum/Maps/Overland_Route_1908_BCC.html
http://CPRR.org/Museum/Tunnels.html
http://cprr.org/Museum/FAQs.html#Tunnels

7. What would be the weather?
8. Did the train stopped sometimes? Where?
9. Was it possible to eat and sleep in the train?
10. What would be the cost to travel by railroad?
http://www.linecamp.com/museums/americanwest/western_clubs/transcontinental_railroad/transcontinental_railroad.html

Illustrations:
You need to find the map of the routes, and pictures of the significant places