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This ledger documents ticket sales of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad's Texarkana, Arkansas, station, between July and November 1880, and includes passenger names, travel dates, and places of origin.
The St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad, Texarkana, Arkansas, station opened in 1874 as the last extension of the line under the ownership of Thomas Allen. In 1880, Allen sold his interest in the railroad to Jay Gould of St. Louis, Missouri. Gould, owner of the Texas and Pacific Railroad, wanted to extend trade from Missouri through Arkansas to Mexico.
Ledger, 12" x 17"
Railroads; Railroad trains; Railroad stations; Railroad travel
Texarkana, Miller County (Ark.)
MS.000265, Item 01
St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad, Texarkana, Arkansas, station ledger, MS.000265
Arkansas State Archives
St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad, Texarkana, Arkansas, station ledger, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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