Over the range : a history of the Promontory Summit route of the Pacific railroad

Francaviglia looks anew at the geographical-historical context of the driving of the golden spike in May 1869. He gazes outward from the site of the transcontinental railroad's completion - the summit of a remote mountain range that extends south into the Great Salt Lake. The transportation cor...

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Main Author: Francaviglia, Richard V.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Logan Utah State University Press 2008, ©2008©2008
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Summary:Francaviglia looks anew at the geographical-historical context of the driving of the golden spike in May 1869. He gazes outward from the site of the transcontinental railroad's completion - the summit of a remote mountain range that extends south into the Great Salt Lake. The transportation corridor that for the first time linked America's coasts gave this distinctive region significance, but it anchored two centuries of human activity linked to the area's landscape. Francaviglia brings to that larger story a geographer's perspective on place and society, a railroad enthusiast's know
Item Description:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002
Physical Description:x, 333 pages illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
ISBN:9781283250153
9780874217056
0874217059
6613250155
9786613250155
1283250152