The 1891 Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer
The first 4 maps that I have placed up were done so because of a little boy's request for railroad maps for a school report. I found the Gazetteer at an Antiquarian Paper Show and was enthralled by all the little towns and businesses that I am sure are not there anymore. Although the title page says that it is for the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, and Missouri, I have seen lots and lots of other states in there so it should be some interesting data to help in your research. It appears that there are 25 railroads in all of the various R.R. lines, sadly they do not all include route maps, UNLESS...as with the data, several were merged together for space needs...I have uploaded those maps that are there and you can see the data that is up and which R.R. were merged into conglomerates.
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Originally I purchased this book for my main Michigan site, because it said it was for the Great Lakes area, but so far as you can see below the following states are represented in this Gazetteer. The states included are in red. To see which towns of these states have individuals listed, please go to each individual R.R. data listing.
STATES & TERRITORIES
(Old Postal Abbrev. in Italics & Black Beneath State Name )
|Rhode Island||South Carolina||South
|Washington, D. C.||West
Q., P. Q. or Que.
Just added this Search system by FREE FIND, hope it helps!!!
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All of the information from this neat book is on line. I have scanned in the ads and have also pulled the people listed in the ad images into a database that can be searched by the main search engine. I hope you enjoy this project.
When doing searches, it is better to use one word searches and remember to use the OLD state abbreviations, (I have abbreviated these in the state boxes above in an alternate color). Also, keep in mind surnames were spelled all sorts of ways, phonetic etc.
Want to see another great info site on Railroads? A good friend of mine, John McCoy & the NEGenWeb has collected all sorts of information that may be helpful to your research on the iron road.
|Advertiser Directory - All of the ads have been scanned and the names have been pulled into a separate index that is searchable.|
|ALL OF THE DATA FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL RR ARE LINKED TO THE PAGES BELOW:|
|Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (Includes Map)|
|Baltimore & Ohio (Includes Map)|
|Chicago & Alton|
|Chicago, Burlington & Northern
.....Cannot figure out which data belongs to this :(((
|Chicago, Burlington & Quincy|
|Chicago & Eastern Illinois & Chicago & Indiana Coal|
|Chicago & Grand Trunk|
|Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul|
|Chicago & Northwestern|
Rock Island & Pacific
Chicago Kansas & Nebraska
|Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City|
|Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton|
|Lake Shore & Michigan Southern|
|Louisville, New Albany & Chicago|
|Minneapolis & St. Louis|
|St. Louis & San Francisco|
|St. Paul & Duluth|
1891 Shippers Dispatch Gazetteer Title Page
Livingston County MI Historical & Genealogical Project
MARDOS Memorial On Line Library
"Please keep in mind that I do not know anything about the areas covered on any of the maps I scan in for your benefit, not who lived there or commercial info, so please try searching the net or check out ... http://www.Cyndislist.com"
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