Scrapbook includes black-and-white and color photographs, brochures about hotels and steamships taken by Jack Wagner during
his trip along the west coast of Mexico in 1951.
A native of California, John ("Jack") Russell Wagner began his career as a radio engineer in 1937, and served as a civilian
with the Army's Signal Corps and Air Corps during World War II. It was in this latter service that he became associated with
the Manhattan Project. After the war he returned to the radio business in Northern California, working in that field until
1981 when he retired as Director of Broadcast Operations for San Francisco station KCBS. Mr. Wagner traveled widely and wrote
articles on western topics for such publications as WESTWAYS, TRUE RAILROAD MAGAZINE, AMERICAN FORESTS and WESTERN MINING
JOURNAL. In addition he wrote three books, SHORT LINE JUNCTION (1956), GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA (1970) and THE LAST WHISTLE
[OCEAN SHORE RAILROAD] (1974). Mr. Wagner died in October, 1988 at the age of 72.
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