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Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope. Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California is as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads. The principal mines and mills and their production are scrupulously detailed, together with the personalities who created them.
A map has been provided in Volume I to orient the reader to the locales described. It is an accurate and reliable travel aid for readers who choose to wander the region’s historic railroad routes.
In this volume, Myrick begins his history with coverage of the sprawling network of the northern railroads, including the Austin City Railway, Mid-Pacific Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, and Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company.
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David F. Myrick (1918-2011) was the author of several books about western history and western railroads, including the three volumes of Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. He lived and wrote primarily in Santa Barbara, California.Review:
“This is an admirable regional history of the last 150 years of regional growth with a sharp focus on the chief engine of that growth—the trains. Deeply, lovingly researched, Myrick’s will stand as the definitive history.” —Reference & Research Book News
“An absolute must for anyone interested in Western history, written with wit and pizazz, and presented with real skill.” —The Coast Book Review
"It's a fascinating, comprehensive coffee table-sized publication, even for non-railroad buffs." -Herald and News
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Book Description Howell-North Books, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good jacket. reprint. Brown faux leath hardcover in unclipped jacket. Book is fine clean and unmarked. Unclipped dj with very light edgewear and one very small chip top front. A collectible / giftable copy. 450pp. 6 or 7th printing c. 1982 -Quality Counts! All books shipped in Cardboard and all books with dust jackets have mylar jacket protectors., Seller Inventory # 140513003
Book Description Howell-North Books , San Diego, CA, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Closed tear to front of jacket, minor bumping to corners; Vol. 1; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 443 pages. Seller Inventory # 497
Book Description Howell-North Books, U.S.A., 1982. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Seller Inventory # 099882