Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thomas Adams

The internet site "Legends of America" devotes one paragraph to Thomas Adams and his contributions to Governor Isaac I. Stevens Railroad Survey and then states the remainder of his life was lost to history.  We are pleased that hours of research into information available both in books and the internet has enabled us to provide a more complete biography of Adams for this blog. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lander's 1853 route through Granite County

Frederick West Lander is one of the most famed of the engineers who surveyed possible routes for a transcontinental railroad just prior to the civil war. He was a member of the party led by Washington Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens that surveyed northern railroad routes through Montana.