Mountain Passes of the United States: Mountain Passes of Alaska, Mountain Passes of Arizona, Mountain Passes of California Books LLC

ISBN: 9781157884071

Published: August 15th 2011

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Mountain Passes of the United States: Mountain Passes of Alaska, Mountain Passes of Arizona, Mountain Passes of California  by  Books LLC

Mountain Passes of the United States: Mountain Passes of Alaska, Mountain Passes of Arizona, Mountain Passes of California by Books LLC
August 15th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 684 pages | ISBN: 9781157884071 | 9.36 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Notches of New Hampshire, Rail mountain passes of the United States, Stampede Pass, Pinkham Notch,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 33. Chapters: Notches of New Hampshire, Rail mountain passes of the United States, Stampede Pass, Pinkham Notch, Cajon Pass, Donner Pass, Delaware Water Gap, Deep Notch, Cumberland Gap, List of railroad crossings of the North American continental divide, Stony Clove Notch, Moffat Tunnel, Soldier Summit, Utah, Tennessee Pass, Rollins Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, White Pass, Monida Pass, Alpine Tunnel, Kenosha Pass, Raton Pass, Crawford Notch, Boreas Pass, Stevens Pass, List of notches in New Hampshire, Marias Pass, San Gorgonio Pass, Zealand Notch, Emigrant Gap, Carter Notch, Franconia Notch, Altamont Pass, Marshall Pass, Fremont Pass, Kinsman Notch, Tehachapi Pass, Beckwourth Pass.

Excerpt: Stampede Pass is a mountain pass through the Cascade Range just south of Snoqualmie Pass in Washington. The pass was discovered by Virgil Bogue, a civil engineer working for the Northern Pacific Railway. (Bogue went on to become chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad and later the Western Pacific Railroad.) Below is Bogues report, written in January, 1881, from the collection of Robert A. Robey, the Northern Pacifics roadmaster at Auburn, Washington, in charge of the line across Stampede Pass throughout the 1960s.

About January 1 of 1881, I received instructions from Colonel Isaac W. Smith to explore Tacoma Pass, which had been discovered by J.T. Sheets in the Autumn previous, and the range to the north of that pass to some point, which would cover all possible passes, that might lead out of the Green River, Washington in that direction. In the Autumn previous, four cabins had been built by a party under Colonel Smiths direction in suitable localities, between Thorpes Prairie, subsequently known as Supply Camp, and a point four or five miles west of Tacoma Pass.

A party of three or four men, well supplied with provisions, had been left at...



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