Hell on Wheels
Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad

By Dick Kreck, Foreword by David F Halass


280 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $17.95 (CA $19.95) (US $17.95)

Publication Date: May 2013

ISBN 9781555919481


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Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

Author Biography

Dick Kreck retired from the Denver Post after thirty-eight years as an editor and columnist. He previously worked at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of four other books, and lives in Denver, Colorado.