Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad Dick Kreck

ISBN: 9781555919481

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280 pages


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Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad  by  Dick Kreck

Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad by Dick Kreck
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Kreck tells the epic story of westward expansion, from the great wagon trails, to the track layers, and those Hell on Wheels towns where the West was at its wildest. Its a story wonderfully told.—David Fridtjof Halaas, from the forewordThe WildMoreKreck tells the epic story of westward expansion, from the great wagon trails, to the track layers, and those Hell on Wheels towns where the West was at its wildest. Its a story wonderfully told.—David Fridtjof Halaas, from the forewordThe Wild West was more than just cowboys. It was also the raucous and unfettered railroad settlements that lined the tracks.Overnight settlements, better known as Hell on Wheels, sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming.

They brought opportunity not only for legitimate businesses but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with those of the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

A thorough look at the construction of the Union Pacific railroad that is perfect for any history buff.



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