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Across The Fence: Fort Sanders: A Forgotten fort on the U. P. line
May 28, 2015 M. Timothy Nolting   

-‘Fort Sanders

As the Union Pacific Railroad stretched its ribbon of steel across the Great Plains, “End of Track” towns sprang up faster than a desert flower after a spring rain. Although not near as pleasing to the eye as a cactus flower, the tarpaper shacks and canvas tent towns were an integral and thorny partner of the ever lengthening reach of rails and ties.

These temporary towns served as delivery points for the needed railroad ties, spik...

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