Collis Potter Huntington / by Cerinda W. Evans.

; Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
Newport News, Va. : Mariners' Museum, [1954] .

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Other Authors Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)
Subjects Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900.
Huntington, Collis Potter.
Series Museum publication (Newport News, Va.) ; no. 24.
Description 2 volumes (775 pages) : illustrations, portraits, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1954]
©1954
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-747) and index.
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."
Network Numbers (OCoLC)260234
(OCoLC)ocm00260234
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