Essay by Lowell G. McManus added to the Library!
This railroad of course is a major life-line to the region served by the Meridian Speedway, intersecting it at Shreveport, Louisiana. This is a great account of the era of Rail Barons and how they helped shape where communities in America were developed.
Lowell prepared this work for presentation at the 1997 convention of the KCSHS which was hosted in the New Orleans area by my family. Many thanks to Lowell for allowing this essay to be available for viewing in my library!