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by Earle B. Young

eBook Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas AM University) ePub
Author: Earle B. Young
Language: English
ISBN: 0890968837
ISBN13: 978-0890968833
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; First Edition edition (June 1, 1999)
Pages: 184
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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Tracks to the Sea book. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students (1 - 10 of 39 books). Books by Earle B. Young.

Tracks to the Sea book. Tracks to the Sea is ideal for anyone interested in the history of Texas and Galveston, as well as the dreams, deals, and feuds that shaped the railroad industry of the 1800s.

Request PDF On Jun 1, 2000, Tomas Nonnenmacher and others published i Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western .

Request PDF On Jun 1, 2000, Tomas Nonnenmacher and others published i Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866–1900. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1999.

184 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004. pp. x, 272. Illustrations. Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866-1900. 184 pp. Volume 74 Issue 4 - Thomas G. Andrews.

Part of the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students Series). 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.

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College Station: Texas A&M University Press, c. 1999

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, c. 1999. Earle B. Young's Tracks to the Sea is a companion piece to his Galveston and the Great West (College Station, Te. 1997), in which the author examined the development of the port of Galveston.

Nonnenmacher, Tomas, 2000. Who was a student of whom, using RePEc. Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Railroad Development, 1866†1900. Handle: RePEc:cup:jechis:v:60:y:2000:i:02:p:578-579 02. Curated articles & papers on various economics topics.

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When Collis Potter Huntington of the Southern Pacific/Central Pacific died in 1900, his .

When Collis Potter Huntington of the Southern Pacific/Central Pacific died in 1900, his heirs scooped up the papers in his office, and donated them a generation later to the university.

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 ventures.In Tracks to the Sea: Galveston and Western Rail Development, 1866–1900, Earle B. Young traces the efforts of "railroad generals" Jay Gould and Collis Huntington to control Texas' railroad ventures, as well as the struggles of the new railroads built during this era, such as the Houston and Great Northern, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe, and the Houston and Texas Central. Young also examines the men behind the rails, and the goals and rivalries which shaped the routes and profits of Texas railroads, especially Galveston's George Sealy in his battle with New York's Gould for the route to the thriving seaport and Gould's competition with Huntington over who would dominate the southwestern lines. By the end of the nineteenth century, these railroad builders had brought Galveston to a position of national prominence as a transportation center. In combination with the ships calling at Galveston's new deep water harbor, the railroads provided connections for all of the western states with markets around the world.Young, using resources from the Rosenberg Library's Galveston History Center, the Kansas Historical Society, and the Library of Congress, devotes chapters to the bankruptcy and revival of Sealy's Galveston's Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway.Tracks to the Sea is ideal for anyone interested in the history of Texas and Galveston, as well as the dreams, deals, and feuds that shaped the railroad industry of the 1800s.
Cordanius
For about 15 years, I extensively worked with the Huntington Papers microfilm from Syracuse University. When Collis Potter Huntington of the Southern Pacific/Central Pacific died in 1900, his heirs scooped up the papers in his office, and donated them a generation later to the university. That's hundreds of reels of microfilm of day to day correspondence, most of it either hand-written or produced on a horrible typewriter - almost none of it easily read!

So, I'm impressed when I see just how much the author "gets" the complex relationship between Huntington and Jay Gould in the power struggle that Galveston represented. I saw little that he missed from Huntington papers - and that's saying a LOT.

The book is excellent, well written, and thoroughly researched. If you have an interest in the Southern Pacific (my passion), the Texas & Pacific/Missouri Pacific, Jay Gould, Huntington, or simply the gulf coast or Texas coast, this is a must have book. It's very inexpensive, and worth every dime. This is a truly beautiful little book.
Eng.Men
Having read every book that has been done on this subject to date I will say this is the absolute best so far. Earl Young's writing style is easy to read and gets the information across and ties the story to the technology of the day that made great things possible. Readers of today forget that in those times the transportation system was limited to dirt roads and ships. Railroads offered unprecedented speed of getting crops to markets and household goods to the hinterlands. The investment capital that went into the railroads was also unprecedented. It was the internet of its day. The construction of the railroads, particularly the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe, opened up the frontiers and created an economic boom with east Texas timber for building and central Texas cotton becoming the coin of the realm and sought after around the world.Ed Sealy
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