This is a story about a poor Irish youth who starts working at a railroad and, through hard work and capabilities, ends up as its President. It is chock-full of action and adventure, including hold-ups, caught in the snow, and an Indian attack on one of the depots.
This edition of the book contains 10 place-, time-, and subject-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.
Cy Warman (June 22, 1855 - April 7, 1914) was an American journalist and author known during his life as "The Poet of the Rockies." He was born on a homestead to John and Nancy Askew Warman of Greenup, Illinois. He was educated at the common schools there and later became a farmer. Warman married Ida Blanch Hays of St. Jacob, Illinois in 1879.
In 1880, after failing as a wheat broker in Pocahontas, Illinois, Mr. Warman migrated to Denver, Colorado where the Colorado Silver Mining Boom was in progress. There, Warman worked for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad progressing from a "wiper" (charged with keeping the engine area clean) to locomotive fireman and later to railroad engineer. These experiences became the basis for many of his early writings.