Prior to May 10, 1869, if you wanted to get from the East Coast to the West Coast, you had three options: (1) the overland route, via stage coach, wagon or horseback which took four to six months; (2) the Panama route through the Panama canal which took about a month; (3) or the Cape Horn route around the Cape Horn of South America which took between six and eight months. 672 more words
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AMES, Iowa — Two downtown rail crossings are closed Thursday affecting traffic in downtown Ames.
The closings mean vehicles can’t head south from downtown using Union Pacific crossings at Kellogg and Clark avenues, Ames Police Commander Geoff Huff confirmed. 18 more words
In the past, I’ve written an individual blog for each volume of the Prince Valiant series, but I decided to group these two together because I couldn’t get myself too excited about Volume 7; furthermore, the adventure in it continues into Volume 8 because the books are printed by the years the strip was published and not by breaks in the storyline. 850 more words
Hell On Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad – Dick Kreck (2013, Fulcrum Publishing, Colorado)
For train buffs and fans of American history, Dick Kreck has assembled a well-researched chronological account of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s. 117 more words