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Master of Science (MS)
S. George Ellsworth
The purpose of this paper is to recount how, under the entrepreneural guidance of John Willard Young, three narrow gauge, shortline railroads were established in and near Salt Lake City, Utah between 1884 and 1894. Once justification for these projects was ascertained, the problems created by local and national politics, construction, and financing were met in a satisfactory manner. The results were two operating railroads and roadbed established for a third line. Operations continued under the control of John W. Young until the depression of 1893 when these railroads went into receivership.
Adkins, Marlowe C. Jr., "A History of John W. Young's Utah Railroads, 1884-1894" (1978). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 3397.
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