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Starting in the 1840s railroads came to be important, especially for producers not located on navigable rivers. One route involved rail from Baltimore to a navigable port on the Ohio River, and then by barge or riverboat to New Orleans.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jan 20th, 2014 at 03:00:33 PM EST
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