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Smashboards to Bugs: An Insider Look at the Evolution of Railroad Signaling with Historian John Hepp

Join us for talk with Historian John Hepp, who will take us through the history of railroad signaling.

Dr. John Hepp teaches courses on United States and world history that examine the period from about 1850 to the present, at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. His research interests center on the effects of technological and economic change on everyday urban life from about 1800 to the present. Dr. Hepp has been at Wilkes University since 1999 and has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching. Among his many publications is The Middle-Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia, 1876–1926, which was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2003.