Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad Company
Engineer's Report on the Milwaukee and Mississippi Rail Road for the Year 1850
Sentinel and Gazette Steam Press
This report is from one of the first railroad companies in Wisconsin, the Milwaukee and Mississippi. While originally built to link Lake Michigan with the Mississippi, it also had the added benefit of generally following part of Asa Whitney’s proposed transcontinental railroad route. It was hoped that this line would help secure the eastern terminus for Milwaukee instead of Chicago or another city.