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New railroad completed linking Jackson, Mississippi with New Orleans

Hinds County, Mississippi, 1857
03/31/1858
The New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad finished the building of its link between New Orleans and Canton, Mississippi. This, with the previously section completed in 1856 between Canton and Jackson, Mississippi, meant that the four year effort to link New Orleans and Jackson is complete. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859), 368.

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