Greg Nickerson explores how the railroad shaped Wyoming. The construction of the Union Pacific in 1868 gave rise to the towns, the settlement pattern, the economy, and even the politics of Wyoming. When the Chicago Burlington and Quincy built across the northern part of the state in the 1890s, a similar transformation took place.
Greg is a historian, writer and filmmaker from Big Horn. He writes for WyoFile.com and for Wyohistory.org, and he has produced history documentaries in Wyoming and Philadelphia. Greg has a master’s degree in history from the University of Wyoming.