Book Discussion – The West the Railroads Made

  • Date(s): Monday, April 4th 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The railroad significantly changed life in the United States; register for the series by calling or stopping by the library. Barb Baker returns to facilitate discussion.

Monday, April 4 – 6 p.m. – “The West the Railroads Made” by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes and James P. Ronda

If railroads brought the West to the world, they also brought the world to the west. Overnight a windswept stretch of Wyoming became Cheyenne. Prairies were fenced or plowed to make rangeland or farmland. New plants and animals shoved aside those that did not fit marketplace needs. The iron road had once defined the West; now it was part of a larger landscape.