Over the Range: A History of the Promontory Summit Route of the Pacific Railroad

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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 ...

Over the Range: A History of the Promontory Summit Route of the Pacific Railroad 2008, Utah State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780874217056

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