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Paul Smedley discusses and signs Huntington Tracks

Paul Smedley book signing Monday August 12th at 7pm

This book tells the story of how Collis and Henry Huntington built their railroading empire into Southern California between the 1870’s and the Great Merger of 1911. In so doing, it is a capitalist’s history of all of Southern California which includes the numerous railroad companies and individuals who tried to stop the Huntington’s progress to forward their own plans and schemes. Thus was the birth of the Pacific Electric Railway and how it grew into the largest and most successful electric railway in the world; with 1,100 miles of track in four counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino.

Author Paul Smedley spent 35 years doing primary research so as to not rehash any old stories and has meticulously connected the dots as to how things unfolded in the press and how public opinion played an occasional role.  Enhancing the pages are reproductions of photos, news clippings and maps to insure the story be told in the best way possible. (Golden West Books)

Author Photo Credit: Steve Crise

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Event date: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
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