Join guest lecturer – Cliff Schexnayder, author of Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel
Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel traces the dealings between the engineers and dreamers who from 1850 to 1875 labored to drive a five-mile Tunnel through the Hoosac Mountain of Massachusetts and those who struggled mightily to prevent its construction. These personages and the interactions of their lives provides the story line. Alvah Crocker, Fitchburg, paper industrialist, is the driving force behind the tunnel scheme and the thread through the book.
Cliff is an Arizona State Univ. Eminent Scholar, Emeritus. He was awarded a Smithsonian Institute Libraries fellowship to research the Hoosac Tunnel.