Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Regional: U.S. States: Arizona: Cochise County

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Mendozas in Douglas and Gleeson
Posted by: Carol Powell (ID *****7494) Date: March 24, 2003 at 06:22:36
In Reply to: Re: Mendozas in Douglas and Gleeson by Sandra Ray of 322

My husband' grandfather and four of his brothers worked for the railroads I have been trying to find their records.

The Railroads played a huge role in American history. This was even truer in the settlement of the west, where entire communities were established as "railroad towns". In some of these, nearly every family was engaged in some aspect of railroading, or in supplying the families who were.
As lasting as the impression of the railroads has been, however, one crucial portion of the legacy has been fading from site. The stories of the men and women who built and ran the mighty iron roads have been all but forgotten. Records have been casually shredded during mergers, stored away unavailable to the descendants, allowed to languish in storehouses until illegible, or buried with the men and women themselves.

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network