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Mississippi Central Railroad completed between Canton, Mississippi and Jackson, Tennessee

Locomotive at Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas, 1867
01/31/1860
The last rail of the Mississippi Central Railroad, laid just south of Winona in Montgomery County, completed a project that had begun construction 1853 to link Canton, Mississippi and Jackson, Tennessee. With the connection available south from Canton and north from Jackson, direct rail service was established between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 78.

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