Building Railroads For the Kingdom : The Career of John W. Young, 1867-91
Utah Historical Quarterly
Utah, like the rest of the nation during the Gilded Age, produced enterprising young men who were exceptionally blessed with the ability to promote their own ideas and projects. John W. Young, son of Brigham Young, was destined to become one of the territory's premier businessmen and promoters. During his business career he rose in time to be the most well-known railroad promoter in the history of Utah. Young's reputation and dynamic personality promoted Utah in the East, at times even representing the territory to members of Congress and to the president of the United States. Discusses the Edmunds-Tucker Act.