The Best Friend by George Walton Williams

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A delightfully illustrated book that depicts the true story of "The Best Friend", the first steam locomotive built in America for service on a railroad.
The merchants of Charleston, South Carolina in the 1820's had a problem: cotton planters were shipping their crops to Savannah, Georgia, and business in town was bad. The businessmen seized upon a bold plan to bring commerce their way when they decided to build a 140 mile railroad track from Augusta to Charleston: a plan made more daring by the fact that no steam locomotive had ever traveled so great a distance. They ordered a steam locomotive from New York and named it "The Best Friend." Their new friend only brought new found trade and prosperity, but ushered in the era of the railroad age

About George Walton Williams

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Published October 1, 1969 by Larlin Corp.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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