The Pacific railroad by Edgar Conkling

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Microfilm. New Haven, Conn. : Research Publications, 1975. -- 1 reel ; 35 mm. -- (Western Americana : frontier history of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1550-1900 ; reel 121, no. 1336)

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SeriesWestern Americana, 1550-1900 -- reel 121, no. 1336.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p.
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15433111M

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