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Volume 3 in this fascinating series on the Denver & Rio Grande covers the construction of the San Juan Extension from newly created Antonito over the improbable Cumbres Pass-Toltec Gorge route to reach the Animas River, where the establishment of the new railroad town of Durango preceded the final push through the scenic and challenging Animas River Canyon to Silverton. This detailed history covers the construction effort, the rolling stock, accidents and personel, the High Line, the career of Thomas Hudson Wigglesworth, the development of Silverton, the growth of the the high mining camps, outlaw activity, the new Red Mountain District, new mechanization methods of mining, construction of the first aerial tramway, and the systematic development of the mines, concentrators and smelters in the area. Illustrated with black and white photos and a color section. With numerous maps and diagrams of settlement layouts, mine locations and the advance of the railroad. 352 pages.
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Book Description Sundance Publications, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0913582646
Book Description Sundance Publications, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110913582646