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Keosauqua branch of the C., R. I. & P. Railroad

Posted By: Rich Lowe (email)
Date: 4/15/2020 at 09:06:57

A letter from Keosauqua states that Saturday last was a memorable day in the history of Keosauqua-"the driving of the last spike on the Keosauqua branch of the C., R. I. & P. railroad, and the people were jubilant, and gave vent to their good feelings in an old-fashioned way. When the announcement was made that the Keosauqua branch was completed, shout upon shout rent the air, cannon roared and hats and handkerchiefs were tossed in the air. A brass band discoursed sweet music, congratulatory speeches were made and a general hand-shaking indulged in. Monday, October 4th, the event will be celebrated in a grand excursion from Keosauqua to Keokuk.

Source: Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa) 28 Sep 1880, Tue Page 1


 

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