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The Resource Gandydancer's children : a railroad memoir, Frank Wendell Call

Gandydancer's children : a railroad memoir, Frank Wendell Call

Label
Gandydancer's children : a railroad memoir
Title
Gandydancer's children
Title remainder
a railroad memoir
Statement of responsibility
Frank Wendell Call
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The late Frank Wendell Call relates the tale of the rich, adventuresome existence he lived as a child in the Nevada desert along the Southern Pacific railroad line. In November 1928, Frank E. Call, a successful salesman, moved his young family from a comfortable home in Ogden, Utah, to a tiny two-room shanty in an isolated railroad station in northeastern Nevada. He went to work as a gandydancer, a track laborer, and planned to become a section foreman. The first part of Frank's plan worked very well, but the stock market crash in October 1929 and the Great Depression that followed upset his timetable." "Meanwhile, Frank and Johanne Call's six lively children adapted to living alongside the tracks in primitive houses without electricity or indoor plumbing. The narrative by the family's oldest child includes commentaries on railroading and the railroaders' language and describes social conditions and customs existing in tiny-town Nevada in the early twentieth century, from the viewpoint of the children themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Call, Frank Wendell
Dewey number
  • 385/.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8039.R3152
LC item number
U63 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Call, Frank Wendell
  • Call family
  • Railroad construction workers
  • Nevada
Label
Gandydancer's children : a railroad memoir, Frank Wendell Call
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [167])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43708413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780874173536
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00008543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Gandydancer's children : a railroad memoir, Frank Wendell Call
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [167])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43708413
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
166 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780874173536
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00008543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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