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Early history of Iowa railroads

Hobart Cecil Carr

Early history of Iowa railroads

by Hobart Cecil Carr

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iowa
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- Iowa -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHobart C. Carr.
      SeriesThe Railroads
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE2771.I8 C37 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 98 p. :
      Number of Pages98
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4093065M
      ISBN 100405137524
      LC Control Number80001277
      OCLC/WorldCa6708401

      HISTORY. Old Early - Eli Haradon traveled by stage to Sac City, looking for a suitable place to start a blacksmith shop. Judge D. Carr Early, recommended starting it on the 40 acres he owned, two and one-half miles south of the present site of Early. Description. The transportation map features more than 26 railroads in Iowa in The map, which was published by Rand McNally and Company, includes the railroad lines of companies such as the Wabash Railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Atlantic Northern Railroad.

      First Railroad Line Across Iowa Complete. Iowa crews began laying the first rails in A year later, the first locomotive was shipped across the Mississippi River by ferry. As with the Pacific line, the U.S. government was instrumental in funding railroad construction in Iowa. Choose the Railroad in U.S. History books. Read the stories of the beginnings of the U.S. Railroads, the pioneers building America's transportation backbone, and more.

        Quincy’s ornate CB&Q Railroad depot at Second and Oak was built in and torn down in late and early Visible at the top of the depot’s steeple is a . Railroad Interests in Early Iowa. (Iowa State Department of History and Arcliives, Des Moines), Vol. Hereafter cited as DWK. "D. VV. Kilbourne to Editor, Des Moines Daily State Register, February 4, , VWK, Letter Press Books. 'John A. Dix to Peter A. Dey, February 4, , Grenville M. Dodge Papers, Vol. I (Iowa State Department of.


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