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Maryland legislature passes the Eastern Shore Railroad Bill

Locomotive at Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas, 1867
The Maryland House of Delegates authorized the building of the Eastern Shore Railroad and appropriated $1,000,000 towards its completion.  The first section opened later in the year from Delmar, Delaware to Salisbury, Maryland and had a significant effect on the economy of the region.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Railroad in Maryland,"  New York Times, February 24, 1860, p. 1. 


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