The Blue Ridge Tunnel

A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia

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Publisher Description

The true story of the construction of the historic Crozet railroad tunnel—as seen through the eyes of three Irish immigrant families who helped build it.

In one of the greatest engineering feats of the time, Claudius Crozet led the completion of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Tunnel in 1858. More than a century and a half later, the tunnel stands as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, but the stories and lives of those who built it are the true lasting triumph.

Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Hunger poured into America resolved to find something to call their own. They would persevere through life in overcrowded shanties and years of blasting through rock to see the tunnel to completion. In this intriguing history, Mary E. Lyons follows three Irish families in their struggle to build Crozet’s famed tunnel—and their American dream.

Includes photos and illustrations

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2014
25 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
191
Pages
PUBLISHER
Arcadia Publishing
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
7.5
MB

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