The West the Railroads Made.

Western Railroad History] Schwantes, Carlos A. and James P. Ronda.

Published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2008
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A Fine tight copy in a Fine dust jacket. The West the Railroads Made recounts the stories of visionaries such as Henry Harmon Spalding, Samuel Parker, and Asa Whitney, who imagined the railroad as a new Northwest Passage, an iron road through the West to the Orient. As the idea of a Pacific Railroad grew in the 1840s and 1850s, many Americans imagined the West as a fertile garden or a treasure chest of priceless minerals. Railroads could deliver the riches of that West into the hands and pockets of the modern world. These two compelling ideas--the railroad and the West--came together to create an irresistible dream. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, The West the Railroads Made offers a fresh look at what the iron road created. Bookseller Inventory # 24898

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Title: The West the Railroads Made.

Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle

Publication Date: 2008

Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.

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