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Railroad Construction: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


A Condensed History of the Great Northern Railway.
St. Paul, Minn.: Great Northern Railway Public Relations Dept., 1952 [plus updates through 1969].
MNHS call number: HE2791.G775 A6 1952

The Great Northern in Minnesota: The Foundations of an Empire, by John C. Luecke.
St. Paul, Minn.: Grenadier Publications, 1997.
MNHS call number: HE2791.G77 L8 1997

The Great Northern Railway: A History, by Ralph W. Hidy, et al.
Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press, 1988.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HE2791.G775 G73 1988

The Great Northern Railway Story.
St. Paul, Minn.: The Company, 1957.
MNHS call number: Folio HE2791.G775 G72

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad, by Eugene Virgil Smalley.
New York: Arno Press, 1975.
MNHS call number: HE2791.N795 S6 1883a

The History of the Northern Pacific Railroad, by Louis Tuck Renz.
Fairfield, Wash.: Ye Galleon Press, 1980.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HE279.N855 R45

A History of Transcontinental Railroads and Coal Mining on the Northern Plains to 1920, by William S. Bryans.
Ph.D. thesis (University of Wyoming), 1987.
MNHS call number: Microfilm 1449 

James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest, by Albro Martin.
Reprinted in 1991 by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HE2754.H5 M37 1991, also available for purchase.

The Northern Pacific Railroad and the Selling of the West: A Nineteenth-Century Public Relations Venture, by Sig Mickelson.
Sioux Falls, S.D.: Augustana College, Center for Western Studies, 1993.
MNHS call number: HE2791.N855 M53 1993

Rails to the North Star, by Richard S. Prosser.
Minneapolis, Minn.: Dillon Press, 1966.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HE2771.M6 P962

They Built the West: An Epic of Rails and Cities, by Glenn Chesney Quiett.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1934.
MNHS call number: F591 .Q85

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