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Hattan, William Cary, 1875-1929



William Cary Hattan was born on his family’s farm in Rockbridge County, Virginia on December 15, 1875. He graduated from New Providence Academy in Brownsburg, Va., in 1895 and in 1899 took a degree in civil engineering from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA immediately after graduation; he began a long career working for various railroads in both the eastern and western United States.

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William Cary Hattan Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0339
Scope and Contents The papers of William Cary Hattan focus primarily on his career as a railroad engineer and on his personal involvement in the construction of two railroads in the early 20th century: the Western Maryland Railway, which operated between Baltimore and Pittsburgh, and the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway (commonly known as the Clinchfield Railroad), which connected the coal fields of Southern Appalachia with the Atlantic coast ports, crossing the very difficult terrain of the Appalachian...
Dates: 1889-1940, undated