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April 21st Special Days - Featuring 50+ Railroad Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 21, 2022 | 0 comments
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Image: By Internet Archive Book Images - Image from page 208 of 'S.D. Butcher's pioneer history of Custer County: and short sketches of early days in Nebraska' (1901), No restrictions

Image: Natchez Route a Mississippi Central Railroad Album | Paperback: 48 pages | by Price David S. and Louis R. Saillard (Author). Publisher: Mississippi Great Southern; 1st edition (1975)
Natchez Route a Mississippi
Central Railroad Album
April 21st is... Railroad 1st Crossed the Mississippi River (1856), World Creativity and Innovation Day, Big Word Day, Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, Keep Off the Grass Day, Kindergarten Day (1837), Queen Of England's Birthday (1926), National Yellow Bat Day, International Hemp Day, National Surprise Drug Test Day, John Adams First Vice President (1789), National Dimple Day, John Muir Day, National Tea Day/British National Tea Day and Tea Day (UK), National Chickpea Day, National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day/National Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day, Tuna Rights Day, Thank You for Libraries Day, National Pet CBD Day, Mark Twain Died (1910), Tiradentes Day, Natale di Roma, San Jacinto Day (Texas/1836), GrounationDay, Red Baron Day, First Day of Ridvan (Bahai), Civil Services Day (India)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Regional Railroads of the Midwest (MBI Railroad Color History) | Hardcover: 160 pages | by Steve Glischinski (Author), J. David Ingles (Foreword). Publisher: Voyageur Press; 1st edition (May 15, 2007)Railroad 1st Crossed the Mississippi River (1856)
- The first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River crossed the river from Rock Island, Illinois to Davenport, Iowa was finished being built on April 21, 1856. The first train crossed on April 21, 1856. On April 22nd, Rock Island Railroad president Henry Farnam and guests were the first to cross the new bridge. On May 6th, the steamboat Effie Afton, traveling from St. Louis to St. Paul, lost control and struck one of its piers. The boat was destroyed by fire, and a portion of the bridge also burned.

Read: Regional Railroads of the Midwest
-- These regional railroads of the heartland, with their special operations and oftentimes unique equipment, are celebrated here in all their local color, historic power, and splendid detail. Highly respected rail writer and photographer Steve Glischinksi draws on his own knowledge and archive, as well as on the photography of several colleagues, to offer an authoritative, lavishly illustrated account of the histories, motive power, and operations of twelve of the Midwest's most vital current carriers, including a system map of every road covered.

Image: Great American Scenic Railroads: Great Mississippi and Shenandoah | Pentrex (Director) | Format: DVDGreat American Scenic Railroads: Great Mississippi and Shenandoah (DVD) -- The Soo Line, Burlington Northern, Chicago and Western, Minnesota and Eastern, and Dakota storm their way through the upper Mississippi Valley. Shenandoah - Visit Virginia's fabled Shenandoah Valley in diesel-powered workhorses which still punch a clock for the Winchester and Western Railroad.

Image: Continental Divide, by Eagle-Gryphon GamesContinental Divide -- The Civil War is over! America strives to tame the American Continent and the key will be to connect sea to shining sea with iron horses and steel rails-- thus opening the vast untamed lands to millions of adventuresome citizens weary of war. This strategic railroad game extends from the muddy Mississippi to the coast of California. Each player founds railroads, determines share distributions and capitalization, invests in various companies they and others have founded, expands the companies across the country, and competes for the most victory points (not net worth) at the end of the game. Railroads are built across the river valleys, plains, deserts and ultimately, over the great Continental Divide!

Railroad Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Building the Transcontinental Railroad (You Choose: Engineering Marvels) | Kindle Edition | by Steven Otfinoski (Author). Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2014)
Building the
Transcontinental Railroad
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Four Railroad Recipes:

🚂 Official Railroad Cookbooks

🚂 Railroad Classic Recipes For the Holidays

🚂 Railroad Pie

🚂 Railroad Dinner Deluxe

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚂 Train Printables | ThoughtCo.com

🚂 Train Coloring Book

🚂 Choo Choo Cute: 3D Train DIY Children's Craft and Printables

🚂 Train coloring pages | SuperColoring.com

🚂 Felt Board Train Song and Patterns

🚂 Free Railroad Worksheets and Printables

🚂 Kid's Page Train Activity Sheets - the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum

🚂 Train and Railroad Coloring Page Sheets

🚂 Train Party Ideas - Kara's Party Ideas

🚂 Steam Train coloring page

🚂 Steam and You! How Steam Engines Helped The United States

🚂 Train Coloring Pages

🚂 Train: Coloring pages, Reading and Learning, Free Online Games, Videos for kids

🚂 Printable Steam Train Coloring Pages

🚂 Surviving Steam Locomotives in the USA

🚂 TrainPlayer Game | Armchair Model Railroading | Unlimited Free Demo

🚂 Train Sim APK | realistic train simulator suitable for both adults and kids

🚂 FREE Steam Train Number line 0-30 Early Years (EYFS) Printable

🚂 Steam Train Craft with Colouring and Gluing

🚂 Printable Train Number Matching Card Game

🚂 Steam Train Dream Train Busy Bag

🚂 Top 20 Thomas The Train Coloring Pages

🚂 On The Train | Printable Book for Early Readers

🚂 Steam Locomotive Worksheets and Printables

🚂 Make a train conductor hat - Alabama Department of Archives

🚂 Train conductor hat tutorial - On the Cutting Floor: Printable pdf sewing

🚂 14 Train Crafts and Art Ideas

🚂 19 Train Themed Free Printables

🚂 Train Ideas and Printables | Making Learning Fun

🚂 Printable Railroad Crossing Sign

🚂 Train Printables and Activities

🚂 Railway Timetables you can print

🚂 Train Station Papercrafts | PaperCraftSquare.com

🚂 Free Printable Shipping Containers

🚂 Free Printable Model Railway Card Building Kits

🚂 Rail Nation: Free strategy train game

Image: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 | Hardcover: 736 pages | by Mark Twain (Author), Harriet E. Smith (Editor), Benjamin Griffin (Editor), Victor Fischer (Editor), Michael B. Frank (Editor), Sharon K. Goetz (Editor), Leslie Diane Myrick (Editor). Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (November 15, 2010)
Autobiography of
Mark Twain
Mark Twain Died (1910)
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called the Great American Novel

🖋️ Mark Twain Printables and Worksheets

🖋️ FREE Printable: Mark Twain Quote

🖋️ Mark Twain Resources | Surfnetkids

Image: John Adams: Second President 1797-1801 (Getting to Know the US Presidents) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Mike Venezia (Author). Publisher: Childrens Pr (March 1, 2005)
John Adams: 2nd President
John Adams First Vice President (1789)
- On April 21, 1789, John Adams, the first vice president of the United States, began his duties as president of the Senate. He enjoyed a cordial but distant relationship with President Washington, who sought his advice on occasion but relied primarily on the cabinet.

🇺🇸 John Adams Worksheets and Coloring Pages

🇺🇸 John Adams Printables and Worksheets

🇺🇸 John Adams Resources | Surfnetkids

Image: The Night Before Kindergarten | Paperback: 32 pages | by Natasha Wing (Author), Julie Durrell (Illustrator). Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap (July 9, 2001)
The Night Before Kindergarten
Kindergarten Day (1837)
- In honor of Friedrich Froebel, born April 21, 1782, who started the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. The school was built upon a series of innovative principles that used the innate curiosity and interests of children to guide them to see what Froebel believed to be the harmonious, interconnectedness of all things.

📛 Kindergarten Portfolio

📛 Free Kindergarten Printables

📛 Preschool and Kindergarten Worksheet

Image: San Jacinto (Images of America: California) | Paperback: 128 pages | by Jack Warneke (Author), Kenneth M. Holtzclaw (Author), San Jacinto Valley Museum Association (Author). Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (August 11, 2008)
San Jacinto
San Jacinto Day/Battle of San Jacinto Day (1836)
- April 21st commemorates a battle between the Texas Army and Mexican forces about 25 miles from downtown Houston, Texas, in 1836. This became known as the Battle of San Jacinto and was a turning point for Texas' independence from Mexico.

⚔️ Texas coloring page | Crayola.com

⚔️ Texas Bob's Texas Coloring Book

⚔️ Free Texas Printables for Homeschoolers

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