MAKIN' TRACKS - by Lynn Rhodes Mayer and Ken Vose
piece of Americana preserves a unique juncture in the nation's history,
the moment of transition from the freewheeling pioneer days of the past
to the industrialized present and future. The building of the "great
iron highway" that linked East and West marked the beginning of the
end of the American frontier.
But the words are only part of the book. Its heart is a remarkable group of photographs, taken from a collection of original glass photographic plates, that reveal the engineering feats and the life-styles of the men who built the road and of those who profited from it.