The Big Four Railroad Barons and Other Railroad Stories

The Big Four—Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford and Charles Crocker—ruled California government, both state and local, for thirty years. The Southern Pacific Railroad, which they owned, was the single largest corporation in California and controlled 85 percent of the state’s railroad tracks. This book details how the Big Four used California as their own personal banking instrument. More

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Words: 23,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466174238
About Alton Pryor

Alton Pryor has been a writer for magazines, newspapers, and wire services. After retiring, he turned to writing books. He is the author of 18 books, which he has published himself.

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