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Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel : Baldwin, Crocker, Haupt, Doane, Shanly

Author: Cliff J Schexnayder
Publisher: Portsmouth, New Hampshire : Peter E. Randall Publisher, Lebanon, New Hampshire : Distributed by the University Press of New England, Dartmouth College ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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[This book] traces the interactions between those who worked to build the Hoosac Tunnel of Massachusetts and those who struggled mightily to hinder its construction. The driving force behind the Tunnel and a thread through the book is Alvah Crocker, paper magistrate from Fitchburg. The first to broach the idea of tunneling the Mountain is the father of American Civil Engineering, Loammi Baldwin Jr., son of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Loammi Baldwin; Alvah Crocker; Herman Haupt; Walter Shanly; Loammi Baldwin; Alvah Crocker; Herman Haupt; Walter Shanly
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cliff J Schexnayder
ISBN: 9781942155072 1942155077
OCLC Number: 907190249
Description: xvi, 645 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Cliff Schexnayder, PE.

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[This book] traces the interactions between those who worked to build the Hoosac Tunnel of Massachusetts and those who struggled mightily to hinder its construction. The driving force behind the Tunnel and a thread through the book is Alvah Crocker, paper magistrate from Fitchburg. The first to broach the idea of tunneling the Mountain is the father of American Civil Engineering, Loammi Baldwin Jr., son of the Revolutionary War hero and builder of the Middlesex Canal, Loammi Sr. There is a parade of builders: Herman Haupt, who during the Civil War earned a reputation as Lincoln's railroad man, engineers Thomas Doane and John Brooks, who pushed China merchant turned railroad man John M. Forbes' railroads into Iowa before the Civil War, and finally the Shanly brothers from Canada who achieved daylight through the Mountain. --Publisher.

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