The first railroad west of the Mississippi makes its inaugural run

The Pacific Railroad of Missouri, the first to run west of the Mississippi River, made its inaugural run. The journey was five miles, from St. Louis, Missouri to the west. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 533.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Business/Industry
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