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1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas

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The history of a railroad includes the personal histories of the individuals who worked for it. In 1880 the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka, Kansas employed executives, clerks, yard superintendents, conductors, supervisors, etc. Most of the people who worked for the railroad came from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Others moved to Topeka from Ohio and Illinois in the Midwest. Several came directly from England and Scotland. The story of the A.T.& Topeka follows in line with the trek of U.S. migration from east to west. I have utilized ancestral records which will assist individuals working on their own genealogy projects. Readers can use the research I have done to complete their own projects on family trees, Kansas and railroad history, etc. I have supplemented the directory with historic photos which should provide more of a feel of what it was like to live in Topeka in the late 19th century. Railroads have left a deep imprint on the history of the United States as a nation.

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