American Frontier Lawmen 1850-1930 by Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

By Charles M Robinson III, Richard Hook

Within the 1840s, gold had formally been came across in California, and plenty of males made their manner out West looking for riches. The early mining camps have been harmful areas choked with violence and crime. legislations and order used to be wanted, and the Vigilante Committee turned the 1st prepared deliverer of justice in those turbulent new cities. As a growing number of humans headed out West, and lots of new cities sprang up, a extra legitimate procedure of legislation was once wanted. From the times of the California Gold Rush to the killing of invoice Tilghman, the final of the normal frontier lawmen, this booklet discusses the boys that formed legislations and order within the 'Wild, Wild West'.

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What had come to be known as the Green Island Bridge (it had originally been called simply the Rensselaer and Saratoga Bridge) became a modern wrought-iron structure. The railroad systems that relied on the Green Island Bridge would later be absorbed into the Delaware and Hudson Railroad system, and not long after the turn of the twentieth century, as rail traªc declined and automobile 01chap1_Layout 1 1/14/2010 3:00 PM Page 29 Steam and a Bridge at Troy 29 traªc increased, the future of the bridge as a rail crossing became increasingly tenuous.

That very large and prestigious firm had since 1790 been producing and fabricating a wide variety of iron products that reflected the ebb and flow of the company’s ownership and of the changing American culture itself. Unlike later firms that would concentrate exclusively on designing or fabricating or erecting ironwork, Phoenix Iron (and a small number of similar firms of the time) did the designing and fabricating in its own shops or in the shops of wholly owned subsidiaries, and then went out and erected the work with its own forces.

The Hudson River Bridge Company had avoided providing construction details in advance, and under the circumstances most people had expected that the new bridge would reflect “state of the art” technology. What they got was a bridge made of wood. The main superstructure employed a system of Howe trusses made of heavy timber, with top and bottom chords and diagonals rarely smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches and with iron verticals and a deck framed in heavy timber. 12 01chap1_Layout 1 1/14/2010 3:00 PM Page 38 38 c ros s ing t he hud son The use of wood instead of iron as the principal building material wasn’t the only surprise.

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