PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE
BOOK ABOUT THADDEUS LOWE - 1993
Professor T.S.C. Lowe and his Mountain Railway by Maria Schell Burden
I would like to express my gratitude to Joe Campbell of Borden Publishing for challenging me to write this book. The research for this project could not have been completed without the able assistance of the Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Monrovia Public Library staffs. The prompt and efficient assistance of Tim Cronen and David Burgevin of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., also contributed immensely to my ability to meet deadlines.
For their kind assistance in the procurement of historic photographs, my appreciation goes to Jennifer Watts of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery; Mary Borgerding of the Pasadena Historical Society; Dace Taube of the University of Southern California Regional History Center; Don McNamee of the Seaver Center, and most of all to Carolyn Kozo-Cole of the Los Angeles Public Library's Security Pacific Photo Collection.
I am thankful to Robert Wilde, our local Mount Lowe expert, for showing me his rare photographs and memorabilia collection. In him, the spirit of Mount Lowe lives on.
I am also grateful to my husband Kent, for his unwavering faith, encouragement, and many hours of babysitting which made this book possible. And to Elva, for her friendship, confidence and tireless help with our children.
BEFORE THE WAR
CIVIL WAR YEARS
INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY
NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS
PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS
MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY
AFTER THE RAILWAY
BOOKS ABOUT LOWE
EVENTS AND REUNIONS
ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY
ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS
LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES