Railroad to the Pacific by Edwin Ferry Johnson ~ 1854 RR route proposal: Chicago to Puget Sound [Seattle]


Title: Railroad to the Pacific
Author: Edwin F. [Ferry] Johnson

Description: Boards in burgundy leatherette stamped in gilt. A few light blemishes to covers. Interior is clean and unmarked. Mild toning to edges of front endpapers. Seven full page illustrations and four maps (three of which are fold-outs, one with a repaired tear). Modern index. 185, [1] pages.  

A reprint of the 1854 second edition of Edwin F. Johnson's ''Railroad to the Pacific. Northern Route: Its General Character, Relative Merits, Etc.,'' considered to be the first book to seriously propose construction of a railroad across the United States, from Chicago to the Puget Sound in the Washington Territory.  

The author, Edwin Ferry Johnson (1803-1872), was the first university instructor in the United States to give instruction in railroad engineering. A native of Vermont, he lived most of his life in Middletown, Connecticut, and was a professor of mathematics, philosophy and civil engineering.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Ye Galleon Press
Place: Fairfield, Washington
Year: 1981

ISBN: 0877702640

Keywords: railroad, route, Pacific Northwest, history,

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