South Dakota Railroads

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The arrival of the railroad in South Dakota is directly responsible for the population boom and town development the state experienced in the early 1900s. Enticed by the promise of opportunity, many immigrants and East Coast residents hopped on the train and headed west, many settling in South Dakota. Railroads opened the doorway and made the West what it has become. Using over 200 images, authors Mike Wiese and Tom Hayes take the reader on a historic tour of the depots, trains, and wrecks that defined South Dakota railroading in the early part of the 20th century. Drawing on their immense collections of images and postcards, they tell a story of railroad development and local history in South Dakota.
ISBN: 9780738532943
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Dakota
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mr. Wiese and Mr. Hayes are noted collectors of South Dakota memorabilia. Mr. Wiese is the former president of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce and is a current Brown County Commissioner. Mr. Hayes is a lifelong resident of Aberdeen, President of the South Dakota Coin and Stamp Association, and an amateur historian of the Dakota Territory and early South Dakota. The pair's other book, Aberdeen in Vintage Postcards, was published by Arcadia in 2003.
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