Dan Christie Kingman

Dan Christie Kingman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dan Christie Kingman (March 6, 1852 - November 14, 1916) was born in Dover, New Hampshire. He graduated second in the United States Military Academy class of 1875 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. He served as an instructor at the Military Academy and as the engineer officer of the Army's Department of the Platte based at Fort Omaha. In 1883 he also began the construction of roads and bridges in the new Yellowstone National Park. Kingman Pass on the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris is named for him. Kingman directed improvements along the lower Mississippi River in 1886-90 and received the thanks of the Louisiana legislature for "splendid service rendered" during the 1890 flood. He oversaw harbor and fortification work on Lake Ontario in 1891-95 and improvements on the Tennessee River in the last half of that decade. In the latter assignment he initiated planning for federal cost-sharing with private hydroelectric-power investors for a lock and dam built below Chattanooga.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136672642
  • 9786136672649