Book "West of the Red" added to collection

The 2009 edition of West of the Red: The Role of Transportation in the Development of North Dakota, by Richard Schneider, has been added to the Institute for Regional Studies book collection.  The following excerpt is from the preface:


“The story told by this narrative is not merely one of ox carts, packet boats, steam and diesel engines and jet planes.  Rather it is a human story, one of the reaction of extraordinary people placed in an extraordinary land of extreme climate, long distances, arid soil, but boundless opportunity.  It tells of rails and trails across the prairie, but also of people of North Dakota, their prides and problems, and marvels at the accomplishments they have wrought in scarcely one century of settlement in the Northern Prairie State.”