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  Iron Mountain Railroad is Organized
Category:  Transportation and Infrastructure
Brief Description:  The Iron Mountain Railroad Company was organized in 1851 to provide transportation of lead ore from the mineral-rich counties of Washington and Franklin. Previously, coal was hauled by wagon to the Mississippi, a difficult journey, and brought to the City by steamboat. Construction of the railroad began in 1853 at Second and Lami Streets. The tracks proceeded south through Carondelet and Jefferson Barracks to the lead district.
Year:  1851
Decade:  1850 - 1859
Beginning Date:    1851
Ending Date:    1851



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