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"… the locomotive…hissed like a giant tea kettle before the signal was given that all was in readiness…”
" ... a good woman ... who would apply herself ... to the duties of a farmer's wife."
"… manacled and bleeding, he was conveyed in an open wagon to Milwaukee."
" … I was not among the last to reach the festive board … and disagree with … the editor …”
"Our son ... gave an indication that the journey has left its impression on him."

 

" … the shriek of the locomotive whistle was answered by a blast from a… steamer…”
" ... all those in the wagons were shouting 'The Eenjuns are coming!'''
" ... a most attractive young lady who waits upon the trade at 'Mother's' restaurant… "
"Hardly had they started to dance when the caller cried 'All belly up.' "
"… the chief was surrounded by many warriors … deaf ears to our arguments."
" … a device that has its merits … but what will be the future of the telegraph?"
" … the principal object of our visit was to see The Columbian Exposition ... "
" … tired of an indoor job I…. bought a team of horses and a grading outfit."
" ... they began climbing aboard the engine, clinging ... wherever they could take hold."
" ... the first to haul passenger and freight trains with electricity."
“… after what's happened to the stock market you may have to … keep me in food.”
" ... ours was the only railroad to exhibit a modern passenger coach... "
" ... encountered a stalled bus and picked up the driver and passengers."
" ... large crowds line up along the right of way..." to see the Hiawathas flash by..."
"Uncle Sam has seen fit to come through with the commission I applied for … “
"... feel like I personally fought through the whole European campaign."
" ... you ... feel better now that the Olympian Hiawatha is on a 45-hour schedule."
"... Governor Green complimented the Railroad on its improved service... "
"Our slogan for 1950 -- 'Opening Our Second Century,' would answer his question"

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