Speech of the Hon. Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission Before the Commercial Club, Chicago, on the Evening of January 26, 1907 (Classic Reprint)

Speech of the Hon. Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission Before the Commercial Club, Chicago, on the Evening of January 26, 1907 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Speech of the Hon. Theodore P. Shonts, Chairman of the Isthmian Canal Commission Before the Commercial Club, Chicago, on the Evening of January 26, 1907 The French had on the Isthmus when they gave possession to the Americans about buildings, mostly houses for the employees, some excellent hospitals, and some storehouses and machine shops. Many of these buildings were capable of repair and have been put into service. They left a vast quan tity of machinery, all of it twenty or twenty-five years out of date and virtually worthless. Their locomotives and rolling stock for the railway, as well as the rails of the road, were also out of date, too light for modern use, and utilized only because no others were available. They had constructed only such docks and wharves as were absolutely necessary for the discharge of material and machinery shipped from abroad, and they had no terminal or switching yards on the railway worthy of the name. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 50g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243310072
  • 9780243310074