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Hell on Wheels : Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad
by Dick Kreck and David F. Halass




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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 business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

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Overview

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 business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781555919481
  • ISBN-10: 1555919480
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press - Fulcrum
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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