|The three pages to the left are from the 1854 |
book, Rail-Roads History & Commerce of Chicago by
the Daily Democratic Press of Chicago, Illinois.
There are three distinct roads of the
Mississippi & Missouri Railroad Company.
1st Division: Davenport via Iowa City and Ft. Des
Moines to Council Bluffs, Iowa. A distance of 300
miles. As of 1854 this road is not completed.
2nd Division: Davenport via Muscatine, Washington
and Oskaloosa, to the mouth of the Platte River.
Length of the route will be 300 miles. As of 1854
the road is under construction to Muscatine.
3rd Division: Muscatine road will run to Cedar
Rapids, a distance of 50 miles, with the intention
of extending this line into the Minnesota Territory.