My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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1860, Illinois Gazette   Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
1854 Chicago Commerce Pg 10
1854 Chicago Commerce Pg 11
1854 Chicago Commerce Pg 12
Chicago Rock Island Railroad
Right:  
Rail-Roads History &
Commerce of Chicago by the
Daily Democratic Press of
Chicago, Illinois.

Below:
Timeline of Chicago Rock
Island Railroad
Built from Sheffield to Genesco, Illinois, (22 miles) via Mineral, Annawan and Atkinson by 12/19/1853.

Built from Genesco to Rock Island, Illinois, (22 miles) via Green River, Colona, Carbon Cliff, Silvis,
Port Byron Junction (East Moline), and Moline by 2/22/1854.

Leased Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad Company (2/12/1853) on 4/4/1854.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company on 8/20/1866.