Little railroads which helped build communities by E. E. Puls

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Published by Center for Regional Studies, Southeastern Louisiana University in [Hammond] .

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Statementby E.E. Puls.
ContributionsSoutheastern Louisiana University. Center for Regional Studies.
LC ClassificationsTF24.L8 P85 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
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Open LibraryOL1789179M
LC Control Number89185458

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