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A Trip Across the Sierra by Train
Create a story about a fictional railroad trip across the Sierra Nevada by train 

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After reading the first section of Solomon Mead's Two Trips Across the Continent (read from their start in San Francisco to where they stop in Reno for breakfast), you become a 10 year old child taking his/her first trip on a train crossing the Sierra Nevada. As you read Mr. Mead's diary, try to pretend you are with him. Let your imagination help you with this trip. Then write a short story about your train trip from San Francisco to Reno. Describe what you saw and what was exciting for you.

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