Rock Island and La Salle Rail-Road Company
Report of the Chief Engineer of the Rock Island and La Salle Rail-Road Company…
Caspar C. Childs
This report is from one of the earliest railroads that would help make Chicago the railroad center of America. The Rock Island and La Salle was another Midwest regional railroad that had modest goals at the beginning of its life. Originally built to link the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Mississippi River, the line would soon be reorganized as the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific with a more expansive objective in mind.