Thunderbolt from a Clear Sky: The Irrepressible Life of Robert W.S. Stevens
Thunderbolt from a Clear Sky: The Irrepressible Life of Robert W.S. Stevens
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Title: Thunderbolt from a Clear Sky: The Irrepressible Life of Robert W.S. Stevens
ISBN10: 097653049X
ISBN13: 978-0976530497
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Publisher: Wme Books
Language: English
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W. S. Stevens had many different careers but at one point he was deeply in debt and talked a financier to fund his interest in railroads. It was Stevens who oversaw the day - to - day operations of the M-K-T during its formative years. Although based in Sedalia, Missouri at the time, he made frequent trips to Kansas while the line was being constructed. Furthermore, his first - hand knowledge of Kansas geography helped the M-K-T (or "Katy," as it was soon to be called) become the first line to reach Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Stevens also secured an exclusive contract to build through that region and eventually reach Texas to tap that State's tremendous resources.