Category Archives: Railroads

February 22, 1866: Local Boosters Push for Railroad

Citizens held a meeting in Cape Girardeau to advocate for the St. Louis and Iron Mountain railroad to come through Cape Girardeau. Spoiler alert; it didn’t. A spur was built that connected it to Jackson, and much of that right-of-way … Continue reading

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May 12, 1865: Union Pacific

The New York Times reports that the Union Pacific has finished 40 miles of track. The Union Pacific Railroad is now finished and in operation from the Missouri and Kansas State line to Lawrence, a distance of forty miles. When … Continue reading

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