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New PDF release: Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: William Henry Bush

By Paul H. Carlson

ISBN-10: 0890967121

ISBN-13: 9780890967126

ISBN-10: 1603441336

ISBN-13: 9781603441339

In Empire Builder within the Texas Panhandle, writer Paul H. Carlson tells the tale of Chicago-based William Henry Bush and his position in shaping improvement of the Texas Panhandle from the Eighteen Eighties to the 1930s.
 
 
In 1881, Bush secured curiosity within the sprawling Frying Pan Ranch — a ranch that lined counties and bordered what might later turn into Amarillo. The ranch's not going new proprietor from the north used to be a garments wholesaler, genuine property developer, philanthropist, and fledgling cattleman. As an intruder, he introduced his enterprise savvy and imaginative and prescient of civic development to endure on one among America's final frontiers.
 
In an age of unrestricted capitalism and flamboyant monitors of wealth, Bush's variety used to be quiet and unassuming. an important genuine property proprietor within the burned-over district of post-1871 Chicago, Bush solid his eye in different places for chance and located it within the Texas Panhandle. There, he risked his destiny and fortune on a sector that were left principally untouched through commerce.
 
 
By the past due Eighties, Bush had taken higher keep an eye on over operations on the Frying Pan Ranch, assuming an immense position as a enterprise and civic chief within the area. His philanthropic efforts inquisitive about the vitalization of Amarillo—helping to create a group that may come to dominate the Panhandle by way of the 1930s.
 

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