About the Author
Ryan M. Collins has collected a wide array of tales regarding the great public works of the late nineteenth century. Fusing the experiences of his travels throughout the Western United States, training as a teacher and experience as a journalist, Collins leads the reader through a first person narrative of young Irish lads moving westward in a search for adventure and better life. Collins is a writing teacher and holds advanced degrees in education and public administration. He makes his home in Southeastern Arizona.