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The 1970's
London Bridge Comes to America

The 1970's
The 1970's


London Bridge Comes to America
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.42

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    cornerstone, enterprising, spanned, antique, fortune, normally, saws, listed, traveled, such, chain, army, thrive, history, rebuild, destination
     content words:    London Bridge, Thames River, Robert McCulloch, Atlantic Ocean, United States, Lake Havasu City, Lord Mayor, Lake Havasu, Havasu City, World War II


London Bridge Comes to America
By Jane Runyon
  

1     London Bridge was falling down. Really, it was. London Bridge had spanned the Thames River in London, England, since 1831. It was so large and so heavy that it began to sag and sink into the river it was supposed to cross. That's when the nursery rhyme songs began. "London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down. London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady."
 
2     Something needed to be done. A new bridge needed to be built to replace the old bridge. But what do you do with a bridge that large? Someone in the government of England came up with an idea. "Let's try to sell it," he said. Others laughed at such an idea. But no one could come up with a better idea.
 
3     In 1962, London Bridge was advertised for sale. An enterprising man from America submitted the winning bid. He offered to buy the bridge for $2,460,000. The man's name was Robert McCulloch. He had made his fortune manufacturing chain saws. He had an idea about what to do with the London Bridge.

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The 1970's
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United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


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