History of the St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad, 1864-1881 (Classic Reprint)

History of the St Paul and Sioux City Railroad Classic Reprint Excerpt from History of the St Paul and Sioux City Railroad In the road was located and constructed from M endota to Shakopee miles and in it was extended eastward from Mendota

Excerpt from History of the St Paul and Sioux City Railroad, 1864 1881In 1865 the road was located and constructed from M endota to Shakopee, 22 miles and in 1866 it was extended eastward from Mendota to West St Paul, 6 miles, terminating at South Wabasha street, near where a freight yard and depot were re established last year in and was extended westward from ShakopeExcerpt from History of the St Paul and Sioux City Railroad, 1864 1881In 1865 the road was located and constructed from M endota to Shakopee, 22 miles and in 1866 it was extended eastward from Mendota to West St Paul, 6 miles, terminating at South Wabasha street, near where a freight yard and depot were re established last year in and was extended westward from Shakopee to Belle Plaine, 19 miles Making then, in all, 47 miles of completed road.About the first of April, 1867, the writer was appointed chief engineer, and under his supervision the location and con struction Of successive extensions were completed to Le Sueur in 1867, to Mankato in 1868, to Lake Crystal in 1869, and to St James, 122 miles from St Paul, in 1870.Meantime, in 1869, the Minnesota Valley Railroad Com pany and the Minnesota Central Railroad Company since ab sorbed by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railway Com pany joined in the construction of the bridge over the Missis sippi river, and Of the line from Pickerel lake two miles east of Mendota to and over said bridge and to the site Of the pres ent Union Depot in St Paul our company building a freight house, 40 by 300 feet, on the river bank at the foot of Robert street, so arranged on the river side as to exchange freight with steamboats, there being then no direct railway connection at St Paul for the east or south.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousan

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