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First railroad track ever laid in Kansas put down

Locomotive at Leavenworth, Lawrence, & Galveston Railroad Bridge over the Kansas River, Lawrence, Kansas, 1867
The Elwood and Marysville Railroad commenced construction near Elwood in Doniphan County and in the afternoon the very first piece of railroad track put down in Kansas was laid.  This later became a part of the St. Joseph and Western Division of the Union Pacific Railroad. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"News By Telegraph," New York Times, March 27, 1860, p. 4. 


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