The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah shows the impact of the large number of new arrivals on the population and economy of Utah, as well as the impact of the people of Utah on those newly arrived.
This fascinating history includes descriptions and photos of the living conditions, types of work, locations of railroad stations, and interactions with the local populations of the various ethnic and religious groups who arrived in Utah from 1869-1940.
Detail is provided on the employment of the new arrivals and the businesses they owned, as well as the neighborhoods in which they lived and the churches they established.
Their lives are described, as well as details of the locations of the railroad stations where they first arrived, plus the deaths and burials that occurred among them.
Some arrival names are included with family stories, along with references to source materials at various repositories. A multitude of photos provide depth to the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Kathy Kirkpatrick has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, and has authored Basic Genealogy, The Descendants of Timothy Meeker, Italian Prisoners of War in the Continental US on 31 March 1945, Prisoners of War in Utah During World War II, Sicily, and Prisoner of War Camps Across America. She has delivered lectures on “WWII POWs in America,” “WWII Enemy Aliens in America,” and “Proving the Jewish Heritage of a Catholic Sicilian Family,” and provided research for Italian Emigrants, Italian Emigrants by Tina Bochicchio Woetzel, Sinatra, The Life by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, and II Giuramento by Dino Maurizio Parri.