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Skip the Polar Express this year and read all about it instead! This holiday bundle features fascinating items centering on the expansion of railroads in Texas and its contribution to the state’s development. The books make excellent late-night reads near the fire and the map is a beautiful decoration that shows off your love for Texas history. Don’t miss this holiday bundle bus - get these great gifts today!

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The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier

Original Price
24.9
ISBN
9780806115078
Binding
Paperback
By
V. V. Masterson
In the development of mid-America after the Civil War the pacesetter was not so much the prairie schooner as it was a much newer phenomenon, the railroad. In the race from Missouri and Kansas to the Gulf of Mexico, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Company (MK&T) led the way. A dynamic, hard-hitting railroad, the Katy beat all competitors to the northern border of Indian Territory in 1870—more than two decades before the opening of the Cherokee Strip and the formation of the Oklahoma Territory. But the Katy did not stop at Indian Territory; it plunged southward across the Red River into Texas, and then built in the other direction, linking St. Louis with the developing areas of southern Texas and the Gulf. The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier traces the history of the Katy from its earliest beginnings to the present. It is railroad history at its best: objectively written, revealing the human failings as well as the titanic achievements of early railroad builders in the Southwest. It depicts the construction problems, the battle for townsite spoils, the financial struggles between railroads and their financial backers, and the development of new towns and cities through the growth of rail transportation.
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The Rebirth of the Missouri Pacific, 1956-1983

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30.99
ISBN
9781585440481
Binding
Paperback
By
H. Craig Miner

In 1956, the era of tail-finned cars and nineteen-cents-a-gallon gasoline, the Missouri Pacific Railroad emerged on the corporate scene as a private company after twenty-three years in a receivership. In its past lay a collapsed rail empire, a sensational bankruptcy struggle that shattered dreams and betrayed trusts, an emotional battle over stockholders’ interests, and the flamboyant maneuvers of the railroad’s overseers. In its future lay two computerized, merger-dominated decades in which the railroad business would serve as a classic example of a tradition-bound industry forced to adapt to “future shock.” The transition from crippled line to prime property would become, as one politician later put it, “a lawyers’ paradise, and a security-holders’ nightmare.”

H. Craig Miner, using a wealth of oral and written primary sources, with the cooperation of the company and complete access to records and personnel, describes and critically analyzes, the physical and financial revolution of the Missouri Pacific.

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