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More than one hundred years ago, Arthur Stilwell built 2,300 miles of railroad, founded forty cities and added $1 billion to the U.S. economy. He was a visionary. He was controversial. He picked San Angelo for a main depot on his Kansas City, Mexico and Orient railway line. But he hadn’t counted on the Mexican Revolution and challenging characters like the revolutionista general Pancho Villa. Meanwhile, San Angelo wrestled with neighboring Texas town Sweetwater for the right to host the depot. Dr. Linda Thorsen Bond sorted through scores of sources to piece together the fascinating fragments of Stilwell’s dream of steam.

"San Angelo and Arthur Stilwell's Dream of Steam" The Book

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  • Step back into history as Arthur Stilwell and important people of 1910 come to life at the Railway Museum of San Angelo. Filmed on location in 2023.  Written by Linda Thorsen Bond.

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