From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne

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Index
Abbott, J.J.C., 165
Aberdeen, Lady Ishbel, 304–05, 314
Agassiz, (Jean) Louis, 44
Aitken, Max, 395
Alexander, James, 384
Alger, Russell, 274, 327, 328, 367, 372, 373
Allen, Sir Hugh, 97
Alton, Illinois, 55–56
Angus, R.B., 100, 106, 107, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 121, 133, 152, 154, 156, 165, 183, 184, 200, 246, 287, 292, 334, 365, 373, 374, 392, 392, 427
Armstrong, Harry, 121, 122, 159
Barber, Fred W., 393
Berenson, Bernard, 293, 318, 319
Berenson, Mary, 318–19
Blackstock, George Tate, 428
Blackstone, Timothy, 56, 57, 60, 61, 66, 83
Blake, Edward, 168
Bliss, Michael, 9
Boissevain, Adolphe, 267, 333
Booth, John Rudolphus, 383
Borden, Robert, 383, 401, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 418, 419, 425, 426
Bourgeois, Stephan, 291, 294, 409, 420
Brazil Railway Company See Van Horne, William C.
Bull, W.L., 379, 391
Burnham, Captain J.H., 53
Calgary, 154
Camaguey, Cuba (formerly Puerto Principe), 330, 347, 355, 357, 359, 360, 364, 409
Canada Central Railway, 99, 108, 111
Canada Life Assurance Company, 385
Canada Northwest Land Company, 165, 227
Canadian Pacific Railway
attacks on, 124–25, 160, 162, 257, 268
bank loans, 191, 160, 167
construction, 95–96, 98, 99, 112, 114, 136, 137, 147, 148, 149, 150, 156, 157, 159, 176, 177,
contract, 109–10, 167
Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement, 277
dividends, 180, 266, 279
freight, 152
government loans, 167, 257
incorporation, 96
land sales, 165, 227
last spike, 202, 203, 204
monopoly clause, 109, 110, 111
route, 98, 111, 112, 137, 153

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From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Table of Contents 7
  • Preface 9
  • Acknowledgements 11
  • Prologue 13
  • Chapter One - Growing Up in Frontier Illinois 17
  • Chapter Two - Early Career 37
  • Chapter Three - Rapid Advancement 55
  • Chapter Four - New Challenges and Hobbies 83
  • Chapter Five - New Horizons 95
  • Chapter Six - Toward the Last Spike 117
  • Chapter Seven - Cutting Costs 147
  • Chapter Eight - The Final Push 175
  • Chapter Nine - All That Grant Was to the U.S.a 209
  • Chapter Ten - Van Horne at the Helm 239
  • Chapter Eleven - Art for Art’s Sake 283
  • Chapter Twelve - Family Matters 299
  • Chapter Thirteen - Cuba Beckons 325
  • Chapter Fourteen - Building the Cuba Railroad 339
  • Chapter Fifteen - Chasing the Money 367
  • Chapter Sixteen - Dodging the Grim Reaper 397
  • Afterword 429
  • Bibliography 433
  • Notes 443
  • Index 495
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