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Young Harvard man Wayne Cameron travels west and meets his destiny. There, he falls in with a brave group of Westerners struggling to fulfill a dangerous, desperate and thrilling dream – to carry through a thousand miles of dangerous wilderness a single strand of iron wire for a company called the Western Union. This wire will complete a telegraph line linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Along the way they will have to contend with Indians, a bleak winter and those against them.

On this life changing journey Cameron also meets Kit Sunderlund and in doing so finds a place he wants to settle down in, should the wire reach Ft. Bridger at all.

©1939 Zane Grey (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Great story

All though a little poetic license was used it still made a great story. Made me want to read a little more history about the Telegraph history. Narration was really good. Then there was the happy couples at the end. This was the first Zane Grey novel and will be getting more.

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  • Paul McAviney
  • 01-21-17

A few steps above a Mills and Boon

I thought I would like this for a couple of reasons. First I expected a few good strong western style characters, a good story worth following, a bit of historical education, and basically something believable and yet interesting.
This was none of the above. Some of the lines between the characters were just stupid watery nonsense. I have never read a Mills and Boon but I guess it would be kinda like this rubbish.