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Transportation History:
Railway activity westwards through Kansas, 1860-1890

Trains: can't get enough of 'em. Streaming West: Railway activity westwards through Kansas, 1860-1890, an online exhibit created by the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, has a number of compelling historical documents, including "The Kansas City Bridge," "Bridge Over the Missouri River" from Scientific American, "Karte der Deutschen Colonie Germania in Sud-West Kansas," the first hand accounts of "Kansas and the Country Beyond: on the line of the Union Pacific Railway," "Line Etchings: A trip from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains," "Incidents of a Trip Through the Great Platte Valley," "The Trans-Continental Excursion" and "Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide, 1878-9." <>