The Montana Central Railway: Copper, Coal and the Empire Builder

Bill and Jan Taylor

Editorial: Pictorial Histories Publishing, 2013
ISBN 10: 1575101270 / ISBN 13: 9781575101279
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Read this history of the Great Northern Railway's earliest construction in Montana - a railroad line from what became Great Falls through Helena to Butte's "Richest Hill on Earth." Follow James J. Hill's plans to capitalize on Montana's mining and agriculture, enabling him to build on to the West Coast. It's a story of vision and expansion, growth and development, intrigue and insider trading, all played out on the canvas of Montana Territory. Hill's influence shaped the state we know today. Contents: Gibson, Broadwater Hill and the Great Falls, pp. 1-8; Copper, Butte, Anaconda, Marcus Daly and Hill, pp. 9-22; Battle on the Ten Mile, MCRy Incorp., NP Response, pp. 23-32; Surveys, setbacks and the war with the NP, pp. 33-40; Building StPM&M to Great Falls, MCry to Helena, pp. 41-64; Clancy, Boulder Tunnel and the road to Butte, pp. 65-102; Sand Coulee, Stockett - MCRy to the coal fields, pp. 103-114; Along Belt Creek to Monarch, Barker and Neihart, pp. 115-136; The Great Northern, 1890 lease and MCRy changes, pp. 137-146; The future and a 1940-2013 photo essay, pp. 147-160; Sources, pp. 161-164; Index, pp. 165-170. Pictorial Histories Publishing, softcover, 176 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., 245 B&W photographs and illustrations, 15 maps, 15 profiles, timetable reproductions. N° de ref. de la librería

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Sinopsis: By 1883 Canadian born James Jerome Hill had become successful shipping grain and developing railroads in and around St. Paul Minnesota. In 1884 his friend Paris Gibson, founding father of Great Falls, invited him to visit Montana. While there, he toured the Rocky Mountain front between Great Falls and Butte looking for investment opportunities and future traffic for his St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway (predecessor to the Great Northern Railway) which was in the process of building west in Minnesota. Hill bought mining property, silver options near Rimini and invested in Gibson s Great Falls Townsite Company. He met with Marcus Daley, Butte s future copper baron, and Charles Broadwater, Helena banker and railroad promoter. Hill s visit was to have far reaching Consequences for him and the territories development. This is the story of the construction and the early operations of the Montana Central Railway between Great Falls and Butte, which was to become an integral part of Hill s railroad empire.

About the Author: Bill and Jan Taylor live in Missoula, Montana. Bill is a retired high school English teacher, and Jan is a former German and English teacher. After retirement both worked on board the Montana Daylight and Grandluxe tour trains. They are Montana natives who have a life-long interest in the state s history. This has manifested itself in visiting and photographing many of Montana s mining camps and researching the state s railroad background. Boll has written a number of articles for historical journals. Jan is past-president of the Northern Pacific Historical Association. Both are often called on to give presentations for groups seeking historical information. The two have previously published four books on the railroad construction era in Montana They are: The Butte Short Line, Rails to Gold and Sliver Volumes I & II, and The Northern Pacific s Mullan Pass.

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Título: The Montana Central Railway: Copper, Coal ...
Editorial: Pictorial Histories Publishing
Año de publicación: 2013
Encuadernación: softcover
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