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Railroad Grew This Town

Do you know this town?

by Lanita Sconce Smith, Daviess County Genealogical Society President

In June 1871, the St. Louis, Chillicothe, and Omaha Railroad had been completed up to where this present town is situated. After surveying the town, lots were sold for $100 each. The ground, originally entered in 1854 by Charles Cravens and Ark Briggs in 1855, was now owned by Henry Briggs. The first building, owned by

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