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Re: history of transportation

October 16, 2020 07:00PM avatar
I find myself saying that the history we get in school is often the "broad brush strokes." And we are missing the "detail small brush strokes" that make history interesting.

I read all manor of biographies and other works on history. And throw in some current commentary..

I recall a couple of times reading microfilms of the Reno Nevada daily newspapers in the WWI era looking for railroad information and finding other interesting stuff. In 1915 the arrival of a German submarine in New York City with a commercial cargo (evading the British blockade) of high value chemical dyes, etc. And in another year commentary about whether or not Greece would enter into the war.and at another time about Greek army frighting in Asia Minor. Later when I read a biography of the mother of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who married into the Greek royal family I found explanations. And more so when I read about Ataturk.

Having read David Myrick's Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California..and other works on Nevada and the Great Basin, I realize that I probably know more about Nevada's transportation and economic history than many of the State's current residents. Volunteering as host/docent for Dan Markoff's operation at Southern Nevada State RR Museum the last few Decembers, I find myself providing basic geographic and history information for people who have moved into the State as adults..

Brian Norden



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