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Across the Columbia Plain: Railroad Expansion in the Interior Northwest, 1885-1893

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Continuing the saga he started in To the Columbia Gateway: The Oregon Railway and the Northern Pacific, 1879-1884, Peter J. Lewty traces the rivalry and expansion of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railway systems in the interior Northwest, 1885-93.

Synopsis:

In just a few years of prosperity, between 1886 and 1891, a wave of railroad construction broke across the sparsely populated inland plain of the Pacific Northwest. Racing to secure strategic routes and sources of traffic, the railway promoters built an extensive and bewildering network of competing lines. Continuing the saga he commenced in To the Columbia Gateway: The Oregon Railway and the Northern Pacific, 1879-1884 (WSU Press, 1987), Peter Lewty describes the region's dramatic railroad boom in the years 1885 to 1893. Recreating the prevailing atmosphere of optimism and excitement, he traces the expansion of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific systems in the interior Northwest, chronicles the construction of the Pacific extension of the Great Northern Railway, and presents a multi-faceted portrait of railway operations on the last frontier of American settlement.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-309) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874221145
Author:
Lewty, Peter J.
Publisher:
Washington State University Press
Location:
Pullman, Wash. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Series Volume:
no. 94-49
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.00x6.10x.98 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In just a few years of prosperity, between 1886 and 1891, a wave of railroad construction broke across the sparsely populated inland plain of the Pacific Northwest. Racing to secure strategic routes and sources of traffic, the railway promoters built an extensive and bewildering network of competing lines. Continuing the saga he commenced in To the Columbia Gateway: The Oregon Railway and the Northern Pacific, 1879-1884 (WSU Press, 1987), Peter Lewty describes the region's dramatic railroad boom in the years 1885 to 1893. Recreating the prevailing atmosphere of optimism and excitement, he traces the expansion of the Northern Pacific and Union Pacific systems in the interior Northwest, chronicles the construction of the Pacific extension of the Great Northern Railway, and presents a multi-faceted portrait of railway operations on the last frontier of American settlement.
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