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Arthur Stilwell in Mexico
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TitleArthur Stilwell in Mexico
AbstractIllustration (in Mexico with opponent Pancho Villa) and description of Arthur Stilwell (1859-1928), railroad magnate of Kansas City in the late 1800s and developer of railroad lines circling the city and from Kansas City to the south and southwest.
NotesPage 106: "While the Orient [the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railroad) was being built [through Mexico] he [Stilwell] snubbed one of his smaller contractors by never asking him into his private car. He was a dirty fellow named Francisco (Pancho) Villa. When revolution flamed this same Villa became the revolutionary leader who delighted in destroying Orient railroad properties. If the elegant Stilwell had been less repelled by dirt the story of his last big venture might have been different."
AuthorRichard B. Fowler
Date1950
SourceCity of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950
Location977.8411 H34c
Chapter Title9 (The 1910s: Voice of the West)
Page103-107
Local SubjectStilwell, Arthur E.
Interurban Railways
Railroads
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook
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Item ID119679
CONTENTdm number9969
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