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  LOUISIANA - LoveToKnow Article on LOUISIANA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In 1907 Louisiana ranked eighth in acreage of cotton (1,622,000 acres) among the states of the United States, and in 1907-1908 the cotton crop (675,428 bales) was eighth among the crops Of the states.
In 1904 and 1906 the Louisiana crop, about one-half of the total yield of the col,intry, was larger than that of any other state; but in 1905 and in 1907 (6,192,955th and 7,378,000 lb respectively) the Louisiana crop was second in size tothat of Texas.
From 1712 to 1717 Louisiana, or the French possessions of the Mississippi valley, was held by Antoine Crozat (1655-1738) as a private grant from the king.
www.1911ency.org /L/LO/LOUISIANA.htm   (9179 words)

 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway (AAR reporting mark LA) was a railroad that operated in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.
In 1902, the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway was incorporated in Arkansas to acquire former logging railroad properties in Arkansas and Louisiana.
In 1928, the company was chartered in Delaware to acquire the old Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company and to acquire and lease the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Louisiana_and_Arkansas_Railway   (304 words)

The Arkansas, Louisiana and Southern was built in 1899 and was the successor to an extension of the Minden Railroad (commonly called The Minden Tap), which was built from Sibley to Minden in 1885.
The Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company was organized on May 9, 1903, to purchase all the property of the Shreveport and Red River Valley Railroad and to complete construction of the line into New Orleans.
Arkansas and Texas Railway was purchased by and became a part of the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company July 1, 1939.
www.kcshs.org /schedule/subs/images/history/kcs_hist.htm   (8640 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online: LOUISIANA AND ARKANSAS RAILWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company was chartered in Delaware on July 7, 1928, to acquire the old Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company and to acquire and lease the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company.
Seven miles was abandoned in the area of the Texas-Louisiana state line in 1956 as part of the project to build a new freight yard at Shreveport.
In 1939 the LandA was acquired by the Kansas City Southern Railway Company, and certain operations were consolidated.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/eql7.html   (308 words)

Marble : "The crystalline texture of Arkansas marbles varies from coarse to fine and the colors may range from light gray to fl, tan to yellow to rust, and it may have one uniform color or several shades...Marble is mined exclusively from limestones and dolostones...in north Arkansas.
In west-central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma, Novaculite is quarried for whetstones.
The Slates of Arkansas, by A. Purdue, with a Bibliography of the Geology of Arkansas by J. Branner, Geol.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/arkansas.html   (6428 words)

 This Week in Louisiana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This camp was the old recruiting grounds for Louisiana regiments from 1861 to the end of the war.
The Governor urges that mayors of various Louisiana cities be placed on the general committee and that they be asked to secure the cooperation of their people in this reception.
When the committee finished, the representative of the railways company went away satisfied with what had been accomplished and determined to favorably recommend to the directory of the Company that it submit a bid when the lease is put up for sale by the Comptroller.
www.lapress.com /twil.asp   (6498 words)

Railways - A Summary of the State of Railroads in the United States, Including the Prospects for a Pacific Railroad, from the Report of the Superintendent of the Census for December 1, 1852 - Seventh Census.
According to Lowell G. McManus of Louisiana: ".the area of (the) 225-acre lake and (the) formal gardens began as a quarry, and large outcrops are abundant.
According to local historian, Lowell G. McManus of Leesville, Louisiana: ".the area of (the) 225-acre lake and (the) formal gardens began as a quarry, and large outcrops are abundant.
www.cagenweb.com /quarries/states/louisiana.html   (5167 words)

The Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company was chartered on March 27, 1923, as the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company of Texas; its name was changed on April 14, 1930.
In 1929 the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway acquired and leased the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company and gained control of the Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company of Texas.
The LAandT was merged into the Louisiana and Arkansas on July 1, 1939.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/eqlfl.html   (295 words)

 1982 National Agreement
An employee who is suspended or dismissed from service and is thereafter awarded full back pay for all time lost as a result of such suspension or dismissal will be covered under the Plan as if he or she had not been suspended or dismissed in the first place.
This Agreement is subject to approval of the courts with respect to participating carriers in the hands of receivers or trustees.
(d) Pending notices and new proposals properly served under the Railway Labor Act covering subject matters not specifically dealt with in Section 2© of this Article and which do not request compensation may be progressed under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended.
www.jaysworks.com /1637/agree/82.html   (7609 words)

 Hot News!
Amtrak is working to restore passenger rail service in Louisiana and Mississippi that was suspended due to extensive damage to rail lines and facilities caused by Hurricane Katrina.
DEQ and the Environmental Protection Agency examined satellite imagery and flew over Louisiana's southeastern parishes and have found a number of railcars off the tracks, turned over, underwater and in other forms of disarray.
DEQ has previously sent several letters to railway companies in an effort to obtain information on the cars in an effort to speed clean-up efforts and ensure safety for the public and inspectors.
railpace.com /hotnews   (16587 words)

 T&G Railway connected forestry in region
While the road is controlled by one of the vast lumber projects of the region, its freights and mixed consists are unusually various as to types of merchandise carried and its locomotives are among the most beautifully shopped and maintained anywhere in the South.
On August 1, 1959 when the Tremont and Gulf Railway Company was sold to the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the transaction closed a chapter of Winn's history which began more than a half-century before with the beginning of the timber boom.
Other railroads serving Winnfield in 1959 were Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company, as part of the KCS-LandA System; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad; and Louisiana Midland Railway (formerly a branch of the LandA).
www.thepineywoods.com /tg.htm   (1009 words)

 Letter to Ernest W. Roberts by Harry Truman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When a Mayor and a City Marshal can take a negro Sergeant off a bus in South Carolina, beat him up and put out one of his eyes, and nothing is done about it by the State Authorities, something is radically wrong with the system.
On the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway when coal burning locomotives were used, the negro firemen were the thing because it was a back-breaking job and a dirty one.
I am going to try to remedy it and if that ends up in my failure to be reelected, that failure will be in a good cause.
teachingamericanhistory.org /library/index.asp?documentprint=591   (369 words)

 Texas Hiking: Links Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Troxell brings it all to life with stories of train robbers, train wrecks, the rise and fall of railroad towns, steam engines, historical depots, and directions for where to ride and what to see today...
The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway: The Story of a Regional Line (Railroads in America)
The story of the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway, established at the turn of the century and expanded over the years to connect New Orleans to Dallas, is largely a collective biography of William Edenborn, William Buchanan, and Harvey Couch--the men who built and extended it by shrewd acquisition.
www.texashiking.com /Links?Cat=501   (179 words)

 Kansas City Southern Lines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Kansas City Southern Railway Company was chartered in Missouri on March 19, 1900, and acquired at foreclosure the properties of Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad Company.
On December 13, 1892, control of the Texarkana and Fort Smith was acquired by the Arkansas Construction Company acting on behalf of the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf.
Although the operations of the two railroads were subsequently consolidated, the Louisiana and Arkansas remained a separate company until it was merged into the Kansas City Southern on July 1, 1992.
home.austin.rr.com /aldossantos/kansas_city_southern_lines.htm   (401 words)

 Listings Texas: Cass County: Society
Cass County (C-22), bordered by Arkansas and Louisiana on the east, is located in northeastern Texas on the state's eastern boundary; it is one county...
Avinger is on the Louisiana and Arkansas railway at the junction of State highways 49 and 155, eight miles southeast of Hughes Springs in southwestern...
Bloomburg is on the Kansas City Southern Railway six miles east of Atlanta and less than a half mile from the Arkansas state line in northeastern...
listingstexas.com /Piney-Woods-Region/Cass-County/Society#historical   (495 words)

 Railroad Postcards, Railway Post Cards & Train Photos
The abbreviation is for the Chicago Milwaukee Saint Paul and Pacific Railway Company, more commonly known as the Milwaukee Road.
"The Khedive's Special./ Egyptian Government Railways" showing the engine and carriage built by R. Stephenson and Sons in 1862 so that the Khedive of Egypt could move his court between the summer palace of Montaza and Alexandria.
The railroad itself, begun in 1852 was the first railway on the African continent.
www.judnick.com /Railroads.htm   (8859 words)

 Executive Order 10944
WHEREAS a dispute exists between the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and other carriers represented by the Eastern, Western, and Southeastern Carriers' Conference Committees, designated in List A attached hereto and hereby made a part hereof, and certain of their employees represented by the Railroad Yardmasters of America, a labor organization; and
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 of the Railway Labor Act, as amended (45 U.S.C. 160), I hereby create a board of three members, to be appointed by me, to investigate this dispute.
No member of the board shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization of railroad employees or any carrier.
www.lib.umich.edu /govdocs/jfkeo/eo/10944.htm   (256 words)

The Hejaz Railway and the Muslim pilgrimage; a case of Ottoman political propaganda
The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands
Railway stamps of South Africa : the railway parcels, newspaper, and official stamps of the South African railways and of the various administrations which preceded it
www.erha.org /bookrailway.htm   (1316 words)

 Railroad Annual Reports, 1965-1996 - Texas State Library
Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway Co. of Texas, Lessor of Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co., Lessor of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.
Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway Co. of Texas, Lessor of Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway Co.
Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway Co. of Texas, Lessor of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /arc/findingaids/rrannual/19651996.html   (689 words)

 W&H MAIN YARDS: Railroad Reporting Marks
The ALPHA code is used by shippers and railroads to identify car-handling organizations for purpose of routing, billing, division of charges, etc. Please note that this file contains references to companies that are known to be no longer in existence.
KM * Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Co. 0 KMCX Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. 535 KNC * Kingcome Navigation Co. Ltd.
LV Consolidated Rail Corp. (Lehigh Valley Railroad) 100 LVAL Lackawanna Valley Railroad 20 LVRC Lamoille Valley Railroad 524 LW Louisville and Wadley Railway 0 LWV * Consolidated Rail Corp. (Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway) 0 MAA * Magma Arizona Railroad 0 MAAX Maxx Leasing Co. 5 MAGX Magnimet, Monroe Scrap Div.
www.spikesys.com /Trains/rep_mrks.html   (2622 words)

 Powell's Books - The Louisiana & Arkansas Railway: The Story of a Regional Line (Railroads in America) by James R. ...
Powell's Books - The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway: The Story of a Regional Line (Railroads in America) by James R. Fair
This first history of the LandA traces the development of a premier railroad system from the early boom days of railroading to the modern era of takeovers.
Although for much of its existence the L&A operated under a parent company, the KCS, it maintained independence until the eventual takeover in 1992 by that superline.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=0875802192   (245 words)

 Kansas City Southern Depots and Offices
KCS depot at Decatur, Arkansas, June 7, 2003
KCS depot at Mena, Arkansas, October 27, 2002
KCS depot now in city park off La. Hwy 122 at Montgomery, Louisiana.
www.trainweb.org /arkansastrains/railroad/kcsstru/kcsstru.htm   (106 words)

 Find in a Library: The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway : the story of a regional line
Find in a Library: The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway : the story of a regional line
The Louisiana and Arkansas Railway : the story of a regional line
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/75f5ca4efda3d83ca19afeb4da09e526.html   (65 words)

Subsidiary Railway Companies merged into The Kansas City Southern Railway Company on July 6, 1992
Owns railway terminal property consisting of passenger and freight depots and terminal tracks, roundhouses, etc., at Joplin, Missouri.
Union Station, belt and yard tracks, etc., at Kansas City, Missouri, remainder shares being owned in equal amounts by eleven other railway companies.
www.kcshs.org /schedule/subs/images/history/kcsevolv.htm   (338 words)

 Plan of Government: Chapter 1, continued
(5) A certain tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana described as follows:
Begin at the intersection of the west right of way line of New Scenic Highway U.S. 61 (formerly Samuels Road) and the northern boundary of the Talmadge D. Bickham, Jr.
Tract; thence northerly along said east boundary of the J. and J. Young, et al.
brgov.com /plan/ch1cont.htm   (605 words)

 Camp County
Two railroads cross Camp County and intersect in Pittsburg.
The St. Louis Southwestern Railway, constructed as the Texas and St. Louis Railway in the late 1870s, crosses the county from north to south, and the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway, constructed in the late 1870s as the East Line and Red River Railway, crosses the county from east to west.
The elevation ranges from 250 to 450 feet above mean sea level.
www.gwrra-txw.org /triplog/texascourthouses/camp.html   (2506 words)

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