George L. Vose
He was educated at home and in Salem, Massachusetts. From 1849 to 1850 he studied at the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard College, then began his career as assistant engineer on the Kennebec and Portland Railroad, and until 1859 was engaged on various railroads. From 1859 to 1863, he was associate editor of The American Railway Times in Boston, and then for three years he resided in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1866, he moved to Paris, Maine, and was occupied with railroad projects in Maine and New Hampshire.
Vose Spur, a subpeak of Mount Carrigain, is named for him.
His larger works include:
- Handbook of Railroad Construction (Boston, 1857)
- Orographic Geology, or the Origin and Structure of Mountains (1866)
- Manual for Railroad Engineers and Engineering Students (1873)
- A Graphic Method for solving Algebraic Problems (New York, 1875)
- Elementary Course of Geometric Drawing (Boston, 1878)
- Memoir of George W. Whistler (1887)
- Bridge Disasters in America: the Cause and the Remedy (1887)
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