Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900

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The Industrial Revolution rode into Texas on the railroads. The entire state witnessed the political and economic climate change as the tracks were laid, creating urban centers and even a new governmental body, the Texas Railroad Commission. At the same time, Galveston was a city on a mission to become the primary seaport for the Great West. Together, the corporate strategy of the railroads and the city's own desire for greatness paved the way for Galveston's growth and transformation into a focal point of Texas railroad ...

Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900 1999, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890968833

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