The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago

The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago

A Biography of William B. Ogden

eBook - 2009
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William Butler Ogden was a pioneer railroad magnate, one of the earliest founders and developers of the city of Chicago, and an important influence on U.S. westward expansion. His career as a businessman stretched from the streets of Chicago to the wilds of the Wisconsin lumber forests, from the iron mines of Pennsylvania to the financial capitals in New York and beyond. Jack Harpster's The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago: A Biography of William B. Ogden is the first biography of one of the most notable figures in nineteenth-century America. Harpster.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780809386802
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 309 pages) : illustrations, maps
Alternative Title: Biography of William B. Ogden


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