Orphan Road

Orphan Road

The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911

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Seattle residents were bitterly disappointed in 1873 when the Northern Pacific selected rival Tacoma as the future Puget Sound terminus for Washington Territory's first transcontinental railroad. This book depicts the growth of railways across the Puget Sound region, including Tacoma's frantic quest for a saltwater terminal of their own, descriptions of individual lines, and the colorful personalities and urban aspirations that eventually brought Seattle to the forefront of Washington commerce.
Publisher: Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Press, [2016]
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9780874223262
Characteristics: ix, 242 pages ; 28 cm


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