Photographer of the Early West by Eugene A. Miller
The Story of Arundel Hull

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A marvelous find for those who savor our western US history and early photography.

Photographer of the Early West tells the story of 21-year old Arundel C. Hull caught up in excitement and adventure during construction years of the Union Pacific Railroad. In the spring of 1867 he gathered his photographic gear and headed west from Omaha, following the rails toward the west -- passing track workers, bridge builders, Indian camps, and new frontier towns. Along the way he set up his bulky camera equipment, coated and exposed the glass plate negatives, then developed and sold prints on the spot.

After three years of adventure, Hull settled in the village of Fremont, Nebraska. There he opened his own photographic gallery, married a local belle and led development efforts for a water system, a municipal power plant, a telephone system, and an organization of volunteer firefighters.

Read this book and enjoy the seventy evocative photographs -- you'll feel as though you were there through those years.


About Eugene A. Miller

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Eugene Arundel Miller is the youngest grandson of Arundel C. Hull, one of the earliest photographers who followed along the route of the Union Pacific Railroad as they raced to build their part of the new transcontinental railroad. The author inherited Hull's collection of photographs, and as a retired Civil Engineer he was especially interested in the challenge that faced the railroad constructors. With old photographs and maps in hand, he researched and retraced the 1094 mile long original route of the Union Pacific. Along the way he found countless stories of the builders and hangers-on and visited surviving towns and sites of long forgotten ghost towns. Those stories and an extensive outlay of historic photographs have been combined into Miller's Railroad 1869, Along the Historic Union Pacific and the companion book A Traveler's Guide to Railroad 1869. Miller graduated from Colorado State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Published September 1, 2004 by Arundel Publishing. 144 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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