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Early Years of the Railroad in Kansas
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TitleEarly Years of the Railroad in Kansas
AbstractChapter of book detailing the impact of railroad on the development of cities and towns in Kansas. Of particular interest is the chapter's early section depicting the competition between towns in eastern Kansas, such as Leavenworth and Wyandotte, for strategic importance in the development of the emerging transcontinental railroad.
NotesThe author notes that Leavenworth boosters envisioned their city as the eastern terminus of a rail line proceeding east across the Rockies from San Francisco, a development which "almost surely would have catapulted the city into metropolitan status" had it occurred according to their vision.
AuthorJames R. Shortridge
Date2004
SourceCities on the Plains
LocationMVSC 307.76 S55c
Chapter Title4
Page96-148
Local SubjectUnion Pacific Railroad
Hallett, Samuel
Railroads
Wyandotte, Kansas
Leavenworth, Kansas
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
Access This ItemThis document is not available online. You may come to the Missouri Valley Room to view it or request a photocopy from the Library's Document Delivery service. http://www.kclibrary.org/copy-requests
Item ID214096
CONTENTdm number10595
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