Long Steel Rail

... 460 , 461–65 Railroad Herald , 172 The Railroad in Folksong ( LP ) , 650 , 652 , 655 , 661 “ Railroading on the Great Divide , ” 459–60 , 528–29 , 656 The Railroad in Literature , 661 “ Railroadin ' Some , " 650 Railroad Labor Board ...

Author: Norm Cohen

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252068815

Category: Music

Page: 710

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Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones," with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.

Railroad Valuation and Rates

The wealthier members of the local community had either large holdings of land or controlled the conduct of the larger business interests , which were certain to be very greatly benefited by the railroadin some cases their value would ...

Author: Mark Wymond

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120739987

Category: Railroads

Page: 339

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Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey

Frederick Douglass, describing his first plan to escape from his master, tells of how he and several companions were going to paddle canoes up the Chesapeake Bay, pretending to be fishermen. When they reached a point northward, ...

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811746298

Category: History

Page: 224

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• Maps of the major escape routes • Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge • Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination Tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. Pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating them today.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia

The fact that B & O was the only east - west line passing directly through Washington handed it some notable passengers , including most U.S. presidents and occasionally British royalty . Perhaps some of the most unique passengers ...

Author: Bob Withers

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738552836

Category: History

Page: 127

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In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing; thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities.

The Granite Monthly

Coos Railroad , Maine Railroad in New Hampshire , From termination of White Mountains or to a point near house of James Railroad in Littleton , to some conven- Brickett . ient point on Grand Trunk Railway 1868 , JULY 1 ...

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ISBN: PSU:000059949091

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Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Chapman wrote to Warner several times and asked him to send George back, but Warner never complied. So Chapman went to Savannah to get George. Chapman had a big argument with Warner and then took George back to his plantation.

Author: Don Papson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476618715

Category: History

Page: 312

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During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society’s National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay’s closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.

The Granite Monthly

Maine Railroad in New Hampshire , From termination of White Mountains or to a point near house of James Railroad in Littleton , to some conven- Brickett . ient point on Grand Trunk Railway 1868 , JULY 1.

Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435054695002

Category: Local history

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Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

Railroad in Education

One among the first railroad tunnels in the United States was the Alleghany Portage double - track , nine hundred feet long , costing some $ 21,840 . I must be pardoned for mentioning in this connection ...

Author: Alexander Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097036891

Category: Railroads

Page: 142

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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners

From Eastern Railroad in Salem , to some convenient point on the Marblehead Branch . Chartered , 1871. No action under the charter . Gloucester and Lanesville Railroad . – From some convenient point on the Gloucester Branch or Rockport ...

Author: Massachusetts Board of Railroad Commissioners

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11036370

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