Kraus, George. Palo Alto, CA: American West (1969). 0 First Edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. 317 pages. Illustrated. Index. Dust jacket has small chips and tears. The story of the “epic struggle to lay rails across the fearsome wall of the Sierra Nevada and the arid reaches of the desert in the face of nearly every natural and man-made obstacle that could be faced – and conquered.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.