Original 12 months of publication: 1993

Shelby Foote's enormous ancient trilogy, The Civil struggle: A Narrative, is our window into the daily unfolding of our nation's defining occasion. Now Foote unearths the deeper human fact at the back of the battles and speeches throughout the fiction he has selected for this bright, relocating collection.

These ten tales of the Civil struggle supply us the adventure of becoming a member of a coachload of whores left on a siding in the course of a conflict in Virginia. . .marching into an outdated man's condo to inform him it's approximately to be burned down. . .or seeing a youth good friend shot down at Chickamauga.

The result's historical past that lives back in our mind's eye, because the artistic imaginative and prescient of those nice writers touches our feelings and makes us witness to the human tragedy of this battle, fought so bravely through these in blue and gray.

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Freight facilities were lacking as well. In Grand Rapids, the company rented space for freight in a building on Lyon and Canal Streets. Other depots along the line had minimal freight handling facilities as well. The managers quickly saw that there was an opportunity in moving freight, especially lessthan-carload freight. The freight motors could efficiently move barrels and crates containing industrial goods, produce, and packages between the terminal cities and the towns along its track. Furthermore, an interurban could offer same-day service to its customers.

Furthermore, an interurban could offer same-day service to its customers. The company quickly won a contract to carry the mail between Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Grand Haven. The slogan for freight became “Express service at freight rates,” as the service was superior to that offered by the steam railroads, at a comparable price. The freight operations quickly outgrew the leased facility. In 1904, the GRGH&M built a freight house of its own at the corner of Goodrich and Oakes Streets in Grand Rapids.

45 In 1913, the GRGH&M built a station in Spring Lake. The stucco building stood at the corner of Jackson and Savage Streets. A separate freight house, not visible in this image, stood behind the building. In 1917, the company installed a substation in the freight house to help balance the power on the branch. New automated substation technology allowed the equipment to function automatically and did not require an operator. A combination passenger-freight car is traveling east along Savidge Street in Spring Lake.

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