History of the union pacific : a financial and economic survey

  title={History of the union pacific : a financial and economic survey},
  author={Nelson Trottman},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • Nelson Trottman
  • Published 1 April 1924
  • Economics
  • The American Historical Review

The Pacific Great Eastern Railway and British Columbia

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