1953 · Austin
by Overton, Richard C.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953. First Edition. 410pp. Octavo [24 cm] Tan cloth. Very good/Very good. Gift inscription in ink on the half-title. "John Evans, former governor of Colorado, organized in 1881 a railroad to run southward from Denver as the first link in cheap rail-water route via the Gulf of Mexico to the East. meanwhile ambitious Fort Worth citizens had incorporated the Fort Worth and Denver City in 1873. Not a rail was laid on either road, however, until General Grenville M. Dodge, famed builder of the Union Pacific and the Texas Pacific, took up the Texas Project and joined forces with Evans to create the Gulf-to-Rockies Route." - from the jacket. (Inventory #: 4050)