Saturday, July 4, 2020
Though the two railroads largely shared common ownership, each was chartered in a different state.
The site for the bridge was carefully selected linking Rock Island, Illinois (the westernmost point of the C&RI) and Davenport, Iowa (the eastern most point of the M&M line) by way of Rock Island, the largest island on the Mississippi River. From the very start, the steamboats fought the construction of the bridge on the grounds that it was a hazard to navigation and thus an impediment for an established industry necessary for the economic interests of the country.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Biscay had intensified and the Germans were beginning to ignore the international laws governing neutrality.