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Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway Historical Markers

Markers related to the railroad simply known as the "Rock Island Lines" which crisscrossed the Great Plains until its liquidation in 1980.
 
Arriba Country Marker (Panel 3 &4) image, Click for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 3, 2015
Arriba Country Marker (Panel 3 &4)
Colorado (Lincoln County), Arriba — 245 — Arriba Country Colorado
Panel 1 Arriba In frontier Arriba (locally pronounced "AIR-uh-buh"), the only thing more scarce than water was whiskey. Charles Creel, who founded the town in 1888 to greet the advancing Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific . . . — Map (db m89381) HM
Illinois (McHenry County), Union — Chicago's Passenger Stations
In the 1920's, Chicago had six major "steam road" passenger depots, along with numerous rapid transit and electric interurban stations. The main building, or "headhouse," of only one of the six grand old stations (Dearborn) has survived, though . . . — Map (db m39155) HM
Iowa (Adair County), Adair — First Train Robbery in The West Jesse James Robberies
Site of the first train robbery in the west. Committed by the notorious Jesse James and his gang of outlaws July 21, 1873 — Map (db m34280) HM
Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot Iowa Historic Site

1st and Chestnut Street, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m93787) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Railroad Development in Mason City Steam Era, 1869 - 1955

[Left Panel] Steam railroad history began in 1869 for Mason City when the McGregor & Missouri River Rwy laid track from Nora Springs to Clear Lake and became part of the effort to link Chicago with South Dakota, and in 1870-71 when the . . . — Map (db m89655) HM

Iowa (Pottawattamie County), Council Bluffs — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot Built 1899

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m93886) HM

Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Charles M. Martin Rock Island Lines 1855 1922
The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of Charles M. Martin who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago . . . — Map (db m90296) HM
Missouri (Clinton County), Cameron — Cameron Railroads

In the 1920's Cameron boasted over 40 trains a day and three active stations, including the elaborate Cameron Junction, described as one of the most popular and elegant eating houses in the West.

Two Cameron men are credited with initiating . . . — Map (db m86717) HM

Missouri (Clinton County), Cameron — John T. Walker Rock Island Lines 1852 1922
The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of John T. Walker who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago Rock . . . — Map (db m67375) HM
Missouri (DeKalb County), Maysville — DeKalb County

[Side A] DeKalb County, 270,720 acres of rolling prairie land, is one of 19 Missouri counties organized in February, 1845. The name is for German-born Johann Kalb, member of the French army and general in the American Revolution, known as . . . — Map (db m88146) HM


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