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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.

View Resource Surveyors of the West: William Henry Jackson and Robert Brewster Stanton

The New York Public Library has three major digital exhibitions currently running to complement their in-house exhibits. Together, these exhibits constitute a marvelous introduction to Western history via primary documents and images from the era. Surveyors of the West features diaries, photographs, stereographs, and field notes related to the work of William Henry Jackson, a government...
View Resource World's Transportation Commission

Around the time of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, railroad publicist Joseph Gladding Pangborn organized the World's Transportation Commission. After the Exposition was finished, he decided to pack up his things and begin gathering information about international transportation systems for American businesses who might be interested in new markets. He took with him the noted railroad engineer...