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Edward Miller's Town: the Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri
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TitleEdward Miller's Town: the Reconceptualization of Pleasant Hill by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri
AbstractIn this article the author provides strong evidence that Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was a creation of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Rather than a straight line from Warrensburg to Kansas City as originally planned, the main line curves to the southwest to Pleasant Hill. The existing town of Pleasant Hill was drained of population by the Civil War. Edward Miller, who had been construction engineer for the project to extend the line to Kansas City, purchased substantial land southwest of the old town site as did a number of other investors, building a new town around the railroad.
AuthorJames R. Shortridge
DateJuly 2007
SourceMissouri Historical Review
LocationPeriodical
Volume101
Number4
Page205-225
SubjectRailroads
Local SubjectPleasant Hill, Missouri
Missouri Pacific Railroad
Miller, Edward
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID217452
CONTENTdm number37053
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