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Collis Potter Huntington

Author: Cerinda W Evans; Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
Publisher: Newport News, Va. : Mariners' Museum, ©1954.
Series: Museum publication (Newport News, Va.), no. 24.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evans, Cerinda W.
Collis Potter Huntington.
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1954
(OCoLC)569774579
Online version:
Evans, Cerinda W.
Collis Potter Huntington.
Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum, 1954
(OCoLC)608155004
Named Person: Collis Potter Huntington; Collis Potter Huntington; Collis Potter Huntington
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cerinda W Evans; Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
OCLC Number: 260234
Description: 2 volumes (775 pages) : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Contents: V. 1. Introductory --
Ancestry --
Boyhood in Harwinton --
A traveling salesman --
A merchant in Oneonta --
The saga of Panama --
A merchant in Sacramento --
Huntington and Hopkins --
Huntington, Hopkins and company --
Pacific railroad projects --
United States railroad surveys, 1853-1855 --
California railroads, 1850-1860 --
San Francisco Railroad Convention, September 20, 1859 --
Central Pacific Railroad Company, organization --
Central Pacific Railroad Company, surveys --
Pacific Railroad bill --
Act of Congress, July 1, 1862 --
Personnel of the company --
The Western Pacific railroad --
Dutch flat and Donner Lake wagon road --
Raising funds for construction --
Huntington, financier and purchasing agent --
Construction of the Central Pacific railroad, 1863 --
Difficulties, natural and man-made --
Dissension in the company --
Pacific railroad progress in 1864 --
Act of Congress, July 2, 1864 --
Tunnels and snowsheds --
Contract and finance company --
Yerba Buena or Goat Island --
Mission Bay --
The Sacramento union --
From Truckee to Ogden --
Unremitting toil and anxiety --
The critical year of 1873 --
"All the railroads in the state" --
Southern Pacific vs. Texas Pacific --
Water transportation --
Federal land grants --
Freight rates and fares --
Taxation and the railroads --
Lawsuit of Samuel Brannan --
Huntington-Colton correspondence --
Huntington-Hopkins correspondence --
V. 2. San Francisco and the Central Pacific Railroad Company --
Relations between the Central Pacific and the United States government --
United States Pacific Railway commission --
Settlement of the government debt --
"Wildly throwing words into the air" --
"Helping others to help themselves" --
Chesapeake and Ohio railroad company --
George Washington's railroad --
The founding of Huntington, West Virginia --
The reorganization of the Chesapeake and Ohio, 1878 --
Westward extensions --
The peninsula division --
Newport News terminal in operation --
The city of Newport News --
Newport News and Mississippi Valley company --
Reorganization of 1888 --
Chesapeake Dry Dock and Construction company, 1886-1890 --
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company, 1890-1900 --
La grande duchesse --
"A shipyard to be proud of" --
We build good ships here --
"The fever of life is over and our work is done" --
"The aristocracy of labor is my aristocracy" --
"Charity vaunteth not itself" --
"And feats that ages shall name anew."
Series Title: Museum publication (Newport News, Va.), no. 24.
Responsibility: by Cerinda W. Evans.

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