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See the Sierra Nevada by Train
Create an advertisement for train travel in the Sierra Nevada 

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Log on to the Central Pacific Railroad Museum (CPRR) web site to look at photographs of early train travel. Use some of these photos to help create a brochure encouraging visitors to ride the railroad. Look through the photographs and choose, three or four which would be useful in your brochure. Remember that this is advertising to encourage people to ride the train so make it convincing. Ask your teacher how to download or print the photos for your brochure.

Student Note: the pictures are frequently stereographs, pictures taken with a camera using two lenses. When you see them, they will look like duplicates side by side. It was an early form of 3-D viewing, and very popular in the 1870s and 1880s. The CPRR web site has links to sites giving more information on stereoscopes. The pictures are generally untitled, just giving the name of the photographer. They will also open up in a separate window that you must close when you are done viewing that picture.



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