Hell on Wheels by Dick Kreck
Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad

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Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

About Dick Kreck

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Dick Kreck retired from The Denver Post after thirty-eight years as an editor and columnist. He previously worked at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of four other books, and lives in Denver, Colorado.
Published April 19, 2013 by Fulcrum Publishing. 280 pages
Genres: History, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this thorough volume, retired Denver Post editor and columnist Kreck (Murder at the Brown Palace) recalls the great westward migration of the mid-1800s and the construction of the Union Pacific Rai

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The wildest of the wild, wild West were the towns that sprang up during construction of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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