William Wheelwright (1798-1873), steamship and railroad pioneer: Early Yankee enterprise in the development of South America

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9780966146608: William Wheelwright (1798-1873), steamship and railroad pioneer: Early Yankee enterprise in the development of South America
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Amazing story of William Wheelwright, a New Englander who spearheaded efforts to improve transportation and communication across South America. He built Chile's first railroad, its first urban gaslighting system, the first Pacific steamship line, the Valparaiso-Santiago Railroad, Valparaiso's first piped water supply, the first telegraph system in Chile and the Central Argentine Railway. This is a serious, footnoted history published by the Historical Society of Old Newbury to mark the bicentennial of his birth. Illustrated throughout with black and white lithographs, photos, maps. 150 pages.

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