Whopper alert: Seriously, one death every 528 feet on average to laborers paid an inflation adjusted $194/hour (tripled to $582/hour)?????
To: "Dave Walsh" email@example.com
Regarding your article, Wonders of Wyoming by Dave Walsh.
[Courtesy Google Alerts.]
Could you please tell us where did the following information about Union Pacific Railroad construction fatalities and wages come from?
" ... It is estimated that 10 lives were lost for every mile of track, due to Indian attacks and the sheer dangers of the work. ... The hearty souls that built the rails would earn a whopping $2.50 an hour, but in certain stretches across the Red Desert and in hostile areas, they could literally triple their wage. ... "