Gandydancer"s children

a railroad memoir by Frank Wendell Call

Publisher: University of Nevada Press in Reno

Written in English
Cover of: Gandydancer
Published: Pages: 166 Downloads: 62
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  • Call, Frank Wendell, b. 1920.,
  • Call family.,
  • Railroad construction workers -- Nevada -- Biography.,
  • Nevada -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p.[167]).

StatementFrank Wendell Call.
LC ClassificationsHD8039.R3152 U63 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination166, [1] p. :
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6775965M
ISBN 100874173531
LC Control Number00008543

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