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Getting Under Way

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts what happened on December 18, 1867, starting at 6:50 A.M. It tells the story of John Davison Rockefeller, an up-and-coming young businessman from Cleveland who was supposed to ... More


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