How Cities Won the West

How Cities Won the West

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The author traces the evolution of early frontier towns at the beginning of Western expansion to the thriving urban centers they have become data compiled by geographer Allen Pred, its twelve largest corporations controlled only 5, 600 jobs in the Boise area but 57, 400 ... The businesses included a credit card-processing office for Seafirst National Bank and back-office work for Seattle-based Safeco Insurance. ... phone lines have joined the Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, and Chicago and Northwest tracks as key economic infrastructure.

Title:How Cities Won the West
Author:Carl Abbott
Publisher:UNM Press - 2008


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