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Missouri 1888 Railroad map
April 21, 1870: The first train from St. Louis reached Springfield. This took sixteen years of construction because of the interruptions due to the Civil War.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.