The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier

Capa
University of Missouri Press, 1952 - 312 páginas
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway-commonly known as the MK&T, or the Katy-began in 1865 as the Southern Branch of the Union Pacific Railway Company. As the American nation turned westward following the Civil War, the Katy was the first railroad to enter the Indian Territory, linking St. Louis and lands to the east with the developing areas of southern Texas and the Gulf. For many years, the Katy was the main means of transportation for the millions of pioneers settling in the vast areas that became Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. This account of the Katy traces the railroad from its beginnings, depicting the problems involved in constructing a line through new territory, the growth of towns and cities along the railway's route, and the development of an entirely new civilization as a consequence of rail transportation. The new forward by Donovan L. Hofsommer brings the story of the Katy up to date, examining the fate of the railroad since the original publication of The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier.
 

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Introduction
1
The Awakening West
3
A Railroad Is Born
9
A Railroad Is Organized
14
The Derail
19
Rebirth of the Katy
26
Lined and Locked for the Main
31
Judge Levi Parsons facing page
32
Muskogee depot in the seventies facing page
161
Last Span of the Indian Bridge
164
Denison the Gate City
175
First into Texas from the North
183
Red Ranger Captain Lee Hall
189
Sedalia Gateway Opened On to Chicagol
195
The Panic of 1873
200
The Dark Years
208

Missouri Lined and Locked
39
J West Goodwin of the Daily Bazoo
42
The Race to the Indian Territory
46
Ladore Kansas May 11187o
56
The Katy Wins
63
Robert Smith Stevens facing page
64
The Katy Invades Missouri
77
The Katys first printed time card
80
Birth of a City
88
Public sale Parsons Kansas March 8 1871
95
A passenger train of the early seventies facing page
97
Down Through the Cherokee Nation
98
Katy inspection train stopped by Kaw Indians
111
The Trail of Tears
112
The Texas Trail
118
Into the Creek Muskogee Country
120
Vinita I T townsite battle
129
The Three Forks Settlements
134
A Terminus Type
136
Muskogee
144
A dance hall in newborn Denison Texas facing page
144
Breaking the Pacific Strangle Hold
148
Through the Choctaw Nation to McAlester
152
Secretary Cox fired upon at Eufaula April 1872
158
Rise of Goulds Missouri Pacific
214
The Katy Enters Fort Worth
219
The Rape of the Katy
222
The Katy Enters Dallas
226
The Texas LandGrant Myth
230
Land scrip
233
The Passing of Colonel Robert S Stevens
236
The End of the Gould Regime
239
Steam power of the midseventies facing page
241
The Oklahoma District Run of 1889
243
Recovery on the Katy
248
The Cherokee Outletthe Run of 1893
251
Randitsthe Daltons and Others
255
Employees report of train robbery
256
Progressand the Great Train Wreck
263
K T advertisement of the nineties
267
ProgressOklahoma Becomes a State
268
LandGrant RaceWinner Disqualified
275
The Katy Attains Full Growth
278
Two World Wars
282
The Katy Today
287
Bibliography
291
Index
299
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