ISBN #: 1081452322
Title: En Route in the West - By Railway, Stagecoach & Tin Lizzie
Authors: Al Richmond, Michael F. Anderson, Virginia Scharff, Hal Cannon, Maxine Edwards, Sam Arnold
Publication Date: 1995
Whether you are descending the Grand Canyon on the back of a mule, crossing the Ponderosa-covered Hills on skis, or traveling the canyonlands only in your imagination, "getting there" is at the heart of the experience. "Canyon Dreamers: Painting for the Railway" At the turn of the century, the dream of the West took form beneath the brushes of artists from the East. Lois Akin, Thomas Moran, Gunnar Widforss, and other artists were invited by the Santa Fe Railway to come to the Grand Canyon and paint. "All Aboard for the Grand Canyon: A Brief History of Railroads on the Colorado Plateau" by Al Richmond They came by foot, then horseback, then stagecoach, and then rails held sway. The railroads left their tracks in the history of Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. "When Roads were Ruts and the Stage-Coach Ruled" by Michael F. Anderson Before the trains & the Model Ts, the desperate & the brave bounced over the land in horse-drawn coaches. Experience early western travel and the history of stagecoach travel in northern Arizona. "The Crooked Roads of Genius" by Virginia Scharff "When we were not pushing, we were looking at the scenery," wrote an early-day motorist. Motoring on the Colorado Plateau in the infancy of the automobile age meant tribulation and jubilation. "Living with Horses" by Hal Cannon Once range riders saddled up the horses and rode out to work the cattle. Now they load up the horses in the horse trailer and the cowboys and the horses both drive to work. A tale of horse trading reminds us of the days when horsepower ran on grass. "Fred Harvey, King of American Road Food" by Maxine Edwards Speed, efficiency, predictability. Today's fast food chains owe more than they know to the inventions of Fred Harvey, Santa Fe Railway restaurateur and hotel host. "Choo-Choo Trains and Lobster Brains: Memories of Dining by Rail" by Sam Arnold Porterhouse steak & peach charlotte with cognac sauce? A mouth-watering memoir of early-day first-class dining by rail.