Essay by Lowell G. McManus added to the Library!
I reached out to long-time friend Lowell G. McManus looking for an article I believed he authored documenting a trip we made to Mexico's spectacular Copper Canyon in 1995. Though that document did not surface, Lowell did volunteer several of his writings to display in my library. The first one on the shelves is his research on the Completion of Arthur Stilwell's Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad which would become part of the KCS we all know today!
This railroad of course is a major life-line to the region served by the Meridian Speedway, intersecting it at Shreveport, Louisiana. This is a great account of the era of Rail Barons and how they helped shape where communities in America were developed.
Lowell prepared this work for presentation at the 1997 convention of the KCSHS which was hosted in the New Orleans area by my family. Many thanks to Lowell for allowing this essay to be available for viewing in my library!