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Student: Planning a Railroad
Updated: March 20, 2008 

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Topographical Map of Donner Summit
(Elevation: 5,933 feet approximately,
Latitude: 39.323°N, Longitude: 120.265°W)

Students will use a topographical map to plan a route from Donner Summit to Truckee, then compare it with the route selected by Theodore Judah.

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