Peek in the Stacks
The route for the transcontinental railroad, constructed between 1863 and 1869, crossed the distance from Omaha, Nebraska to Sacramento, California, but before construction could begin, land surveys had to be performed. In 1853, the United States Congress appropriated $150,000 to fund land ....Read more. . .
On April 18, 1906 at 5:12 in the morning a large earthquake shook the people of San Francisco awake. The residents of San Francisco and the surrounding areas arose to a devastating view of their city. Buildings crumbled, water mains were broken, and fires erupted throughout the city...Read more. . .
Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th century American author who had much success after his death. He specialized in writing young adult novels, but also wrote poetry, short stories, and a few biographies. Alger was born in North Chelsea, Massachusetts to Horatio Alger, Sr. and Olive Fenno....Read more. . .