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Mark Anderson is one of my oldest and best friends in the sand business. Like myself, he is a second generation sand sculptor. He has a nice little permanent sand sculpture display operation in his home town on the south coast of England. He also tours doing his own jobs too. Mark is conscientious, dedicated and very hard working. He often goes above and beyond, by working overtime because he wants to make fine works of art, yet not feel rushed by time constraints. He is also one of the chief field engineers for Sultans Of Sand See Marks own works & those of his own company at sculpturesinsand.com
The Iron Horse
by Mark Anderson. Weymouth, England
Photo by Weigand
Arguably, the most significant man made contribution to the development of the west was the great railroads. This did not come easily or without considerable cost in terms of finance and the human factor. Many people died during the construction of the railways.
Over the years during and since the transcontinental link was made, the railroad did have its hand full with bandits and marauding indians. But what it did for shipping and commerce made it possible for the westward expansion to be truly complete.