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
Rail-Roads History &
Commerce of Chicago by the
Daily Democratic Press of
Chicago, Illinois.

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.