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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Railroads -- United States -- History,
  • West (U.S.) -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementDavid Haward Bain.
The Physical Object
Pagination797 P.
Number of Pages797
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23243676M
ISBN 10067080889X
LC Control Number99033375

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