The Scots-Irish of Appalachia - Video - Many of the poor Scots-Irish immigrants to the US in the middle of the 19th century found work building the railroads and mining coal. The Scots-Irish continue to make up a significant portion of the labor force and gene pool in Appalachia to this day.
The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) is the former name of the railroad network built between California and Utah, USA that formed part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. Description from imgarcade.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
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The Industrial Revolution - The Gilded Age - 1865-1900 PowerPoint with Lecture Notes and video clips, is a great resource to add to your Gilded Age Unit. Lecture is 30 slides total with presenter notes to guide you through the lecture, help you to tell the whole story, and verbally assess and engage your students. PowerPoint also begins with a "Guess the Inventions" motivator and covers the rise of the railroads, electricity, steel, oil immigration and urbanization, robber barons, and…
In the 1860s, Chinese laborers immigrated to the United States to work on the Transcontinental Railroad. At night, they would rub their sore, tired muscles with ointment made from Chinese water snake (Enhydris chinensis), an ancient Chinese remedy they shared with their American co-workers. A 2007 story in Scientific American explains that California neurophysiology researcher Richard Kunin made the connection between Chinese water snakes and omega-3 fatty acids in the 1980s.