The History Project at University of California, Davis, invites K-12 teachers from around the country to spend a week of summer 2015 learning about the Transcontinental Railroad from its conceptual origins, through feats of labor and engineering, and on to its social, political, and economic impact during and after the Gilded Age.

Completion of the Pacific Railroad, May 10, 1869 — THE GREAT LINK CONNECTING EUROPE WITH ASIA ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT (Harpers Weekly, via Calisphere)


  • Landmarks Application Information and Instructions
  • Welcome Letter
  • Schedule and Readings