Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the

In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle. M. John Lubetkin tells how Cooke’s gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from obscurity, created Yellowstone Park, pushed frontier settlement four hundred miles westward, and triggered the Panic of 1873. Staking his reputation and wealth on the Northern Pacific, Cooke was soon whipsawed by the railroad’s mismanagement, questionable contracts, and construction problems. Financier J. P. Morgan undermined him, and the Crédit Mobilier scandal ended congressional support. When railroad surveyors and army escorts ignored Sioux chief Sitting Bull’s warning not to enter the Yellowstone Valley, Indian attacks—combined with alcoholic commanders—led to embarrassing setbacks on the field, in the nation’s press, and among investors. Lubetkin’s suspenseful narrative describes events played out from Wall Street to the Yellowstone and vividly portrays the soldiers, engineers, businessmen, politicians, and Native Americans who tried to build or block the Northern Pacific.

  • ASIN: 0806144688

The Northern Pacific

The Northern

This beautiful new book features an all-color tour of the entire Northern Pacific system from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Steam, black and gold freight diesels, and the two-tone green North Coast Limited are all here in 176 pages, 12 x 9 inch album format with 264 stunning color photographs and nine detailed full color maps. Clothbound with color dust jacket; one of Hundman's series of beautiful all color epics including DIXIE LINES, NORTHWEST PASSAGE, SP OREGON.

  • ASIN: 0945434677

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest, A Pictorial History

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest,

Regional US history.

  • ASIN: 0875645046

Northern Pacific Railway Photo Archive

Northern Pacific Railway Photo

“All aboard the streamlined, Vista-Dome North Coast Limited leaving on Track 1 for Minnesota’s Lake Region, the vast prairies of North Dakota, Montana’s magnificent Rockies, Idaho’s lakes and forests, the Inland Empire of Spokane to Puget Sound country, and the great seaports of Seattle-Tacoma and Portland.” The Northern Pacific was always a progressive leader in railroading, and was the first to offer sleeping and dining car service from St. Paul to the Pacific Northwest. Covering the 30s through the '60s, this book's outstanding vintage photography highlights the North Coast Limited (the finest passenger train in North America), the faster Vista-Dome passenger trains, NP's team and diesel locomotives, and NP's Freight cars, Maintenance-of-way and Cabooses.

  • Brand: Brand: Iconografix
  • ASIN: 1583881867

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey 1853-54

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern

In the 1850s, Congress authorized and funded five railroad surveys to determine the most practical route for a transcontinental railroad through the western frontier. The northernmost survey, headed by Maj. Isaac Stevens, was the most successful, both scientifically and geographically. Along with the data assembled by numerous scientists and surveyors was the work of two artists, John Mix Stanley and Gustavus Sohon. Their illustrations graphically documented the physical and cultural geography of the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest, with a particular eye for Native American life. Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey reproduces all seventy of the lithographs that appeared with Stevens’s final congressional report, published in 1860, as well as twelve of the lovely watercolor images from which the final prints were prepared.These views depict landscapes of undisturbed wilderness, scenes from the explorers’ journey, and glimpses of settlements in the initial throes of development. The accompanying text tells the story of the survey party’s adventures, struggles, and day-to-day activities, and describes each image’s historical, geographical, and geological importance. Liberally scattered throughout are quotations from the report. Doze...

  • ASIN: 0878425608

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era, 1925-1945

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era,

This book tells the fascinating story of the development of Northern Pacific's most powerful and advanced steam locomotives. Motive power such as the trend-setting 4-8-4's, and the powerful 2-8-8-4 and 4-6-6-4 locomotives. With vast reserves of low-cost coal along its lines, it was only natural the road did not grap onto dieselization immediately. Northern Pacific Diesel Era is a sequal to this volume.

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870950924

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National Park

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National

This is an account of the Northern Pacific Railroad and its influence on the early days of Yellowstone National Park. The book is 82 pages of history and a collection of NP ads promoting the park. The book has building blueprints of the Gardiner MT RR Station by Robert Reamer and the Livingston MT 1901 Station designed by Reed and Stem Architects.

  • ASIN: 0966812131

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and

This book covers Northern Pacific Railway's freight, passenger and non-revenue rolling stock during the era of color photography. It shows the paint and lettering schemes used on NP equipment from the 1940s through the 1970s. In looking at the evolving color schemes, the book also explores the NP's fleet of equipment, discussing when and why it was acquired and where and how it was used. 128 pages.

  • ASIN: 1878887491

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad (1883)

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad

Eugene Virgil Smalley (1841 - 1899) was a Civil War soldier, journalist, and historian. The Century Magazine commissioned him in 1882 to write a series of articles after taking a journey through the northern states from the Great Lakes to the Pacific. Following this he became the author of a History of the Northern Pacific Railroad, in 1883.The Northern Pacific Railway was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast. It was approved by Congress in 1864 and given nearly 40 million acres (160,000 km2) of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for construction. Construction began in 1870 and the main line opened all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific when former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in western Montana on Sept. 8, 1883. The railroad had about 6800 miles of track and served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. "A history of the Northern Pacific enterprise," says Mr. Smalley, "should be the history of a national movement to find an outlet to the western sea. No other railroad enterprise ever enlisted among its stockholders so numerous and w...

  • ASIN: B0154X9M9M

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 1St edition by Lubetkin, M. John (2006) Hardcover

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the

  • ASIN: B010CLMYDC

Guide to the Lands of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minnesota

Guide to the Lands of the Northern Pacific

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • ASIN: 136324549X

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern

Fredrickson, an amateur photographer, began his 39-year career with the Northern Pacific in 1943. He took exceptional photographs throughout that time depicting the last glories of the steam era as coal-fired locomotives were replaced by diesel engines in the 1940s and 1950s. His photos and yarns tell of the NP's engines, depots, diners, cabooses, sidings, yards, shops, bridges, and tunnels.

  • Brand: Brand: Washington State University Press
  • ASIN: 0874221978

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane & Palouse and Competitors

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane &

"A detailed history and reference work concerning railroads south of Spokane, Washington, and north of the Snake River."--Provided by publisher.

  • ASIN: 087422361X

Northern Pacific Logo Tee Shirt Maroon Adult XL [tee39]

Northern Pacific Logo Tee Shirt Maroon Adult XL

Combines the soft feel of screen printed stripes and the elegance of a direct embroidered logo (NOT an iron-on patch) and this NorthWest favorite never looked better - especially on green or black! Printed on the front chest, stripes are 10 inches wide by 2 inches tall with the logo to the left.

  • Color: Maroon
  • Brand: Daylight Sales
  • ASIN: B00QD8UEOA
  • UPC: 878952009811

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster

  • ASIN: B000Q67KZG

Wall-Color 7 x 10 Metal Sign - Montana Northern Pacific Railroad - Vintage Look

Wall-Color 7 x 10 Metal Sign - Montana

MADE IN THE USA of sturdy and durable aluminum, this 7-inch by 10-inch (7" x 10") metal sign gives the effect of aging with simulated rusted edges and scratched and faded paint. It has smooth rounded corners and includes pre-drilled mounting holes. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this sign is weatherproof and won't fade in the sun for many years. Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Note: While these signs may appear to have raised letters, textured rust or embossing, they are actually perfectly flat. These are images that are baked onto a metal sign. The texturing or embossing may look real, but these signs are completely flat and not textured.

  • Color: Rusty
  • Brand: Wall-Color
  • ASIN: B00V0VCDXA

Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage With a Description of the Country Traversed by the Northern Pacific Railroad

Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage With

  • ASIN: B0058KR19A

The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited: The Story of the Northern Pacific Railway's Famous Domeliner

The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited: The Story of

Now a commercial airline pilot, Kuebler first formed an interest in transportation during his boyhood in Fargo, North Dakota, headquarters of the Northern Pacific's (NP) Fargo Division, where he spent his free time around the NP depot getting to know the trains and their crews. An active member of the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association for some 25 years, he provides rail fans, historians, and modelers with a detailed history of the dome-bedecked streamliner operating on the NP line between Chicago and Seattle from 1954 to 1970. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

  • ASIN: 1931064067

Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest History

Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest

  • Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ASIN: 1119065542

Northern Pacific views: The railroad photography of F. Jay Haynes, 1876-1905 by Edward W Nolan (1983-05-03)

Northern Pacific views: The railroad photography of F.

F. Jay Haynes [1853-1921] was certainly Fargo's most famous photographer. Haynes was the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad and traveled throughout the northwest taking promotional photographs for the railroad. Many of the early stereoviews of Fargo and the Bonanza farms on this site were taken by Haynes. Haynes even had his own railroad car, called Haynes Studio from 1885-1905. He is remembered in the history of photography primarily for his many early photographs of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Brand: Brand: Montana Historical Society Press
  • ASIN: 091729811X
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