Wendover Winds of Change

Wendover Winds of Change

By: Ronald R. Bateman; Foreword-unique venue

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DJ is covered in clear contact paper by previous owner

; Wendover, USA, has a fascinating past. Nearby danger Cave was home to indigenous people eons of times ago. Pilot Mountain loomed deceptively near to travelers crossing the Great Salt Lake Desert. Beginning in 1907, as a railroad camp, Wendover was the embodiment of the Wild West traditions of bootlegging whiskey and prostitution. The town hosted one of Nevada's first gambling establishments and the Golden Splice transcontinental telephone line was joined there in 1914. Ten years later the Victory Highway was hailed as a feat of engineering when it was constructed across the salt flats. Famous British racers joined Ab Jenkins' Mormon Meteor in setting land speed records in the 1930's which brought the salt flats international recognition. World War II bombers shook the ground as they roared above Wendover Bombing and Gunnery Range on their practice runs. The preparations at Wendover Field for the earth-shattering atomic bomb mission to Japah were among the most guarded, complicated, and intrique-filled secrets of the war. Today, the twin cities of Wendover, Utah, and West Wendover, Nevada, are split by state boundaries. They struggle to co-exist. Still to be decided: Should the Nevada state line be shifted east to incorporate the divided towns into one Silver State Community.

; 6.25" x 9.25"; 265 pages; 0974598321

Title: Wendover Winds of Change

Author Name: Ronald R. Bateman; Foreword-unique venue

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Bevron: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Weight: 1.00

Seller ID: 58651