Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 5/14/2011 at 09:35:13
Jackson Sentinel, Maquoketa, Iowa, March 17, 1870
The belt railroads of our State are rapidly multiplying. Already we have three completed, and in operation from river to river; two more are fast nearing the Missouri, and three more are projected, with good prospects of success. The last of these was organized in Maquoketa yesterday, at a meeting of citizens representing the counties from Clinton northwesterly to Hardin. It organized with the name of “The Iowa Midland Railway Company.” The initial point is Clinton, the line from there to take a northwesterly course through Maquoketa, Anamosa, Vinton and Grundy Centre, to Eldora, these to the Missouri by a route yet to be chosen.
Colonel Shaw, of Anamosa, was chosen as the President of the Company; Hon. John Porter of Eldora, Vice-President; William F. Coan, of Clinton, Treasurer; Mr. Spence, of Clinton, Secretary.
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