RAILROAD BUILDING ON THE GREAT PLAINS.

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Alfred Waud


Railroad Building on the Great Plains.

Wood engraving, 1875.
Image 9 1/16 x 13 3/8" (23 x 34 cm).
Good condition. Modern handcoloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 55916
Price: $110.00
Publisher : Published for Harper's Weekly, New York.
A view of the construction of the Northern Pacific Rairoad. After surviving the "Great Panic" of 1873 the Northern Pacific slipped into its first bankruptcy on June 30, 1875. Frederick Billings, namesake of Billings, Montana, formulated a reorganization plan which was put into effect. This same year George Custer was assigned to Fort Rice, Dakota Territory, and charged with protecting the railroad survey and construction crews. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads

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