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Chillicothe in Livingston County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Railroad Boom

 
 
Railroad Boom Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
1. Railroad Boom Marker
Inscription.

Chillicothe was a point of convergence for three railroads serving northern Missouri, Burlington, Wabash, and later the Milwaukee Road. This mural includes a scene of a steam engine traveling the local countryside in the last years of the 1890s. The railroad company logos represent the lines that served Chillicothe since 1857.

Kelly Poling, Muralist
 
Erected by Main Street Chillicothe, Chillicothe Development Corporation, and Chillicothe Rotary Foundation.
 
Location. 39° 47.696′ N, 93° 33.16′ W. Marker is in Chillicothe, Missouri, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of Locust Street and Calhoun Street, on the left when traveling north on Locust Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 724 Locust Street, Chillicothe MO 64601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Going Somewhere (within shouting distance of this marker); Palace of Fashion (within shouting distance of this marker); Glove Capital of the World (within shouting distance of this marker); Chillicothe City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Locust Street
Railroad Boom Mural and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
2. Railroad Boom Mural and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Sliced Bread Mural (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmer Building (about 300 feet away); 708-710 Washington Street (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chillicothe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Railroad History in Chillicothe and Livingston County, Missouri, compiled by Smith (1916). (Submitted on July 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Chillicothe's Mural Program. (Submitted on July 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mural Map of Chillicothe MO. (Submitted on July 31, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Railroad Boom Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 6, 2013
3. Railroad Boom Mural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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