‘Construction of Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Alta Vista, Kansas’

Construction of Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Alta Vista, Kansas

A work gang of men constructing the railroad bed for the CRIP railroad through Alta Vista, Kansas is dated 1887. At the far left, the railroad’s two-story depot is visible, and at the far right, the Fairview Hotel is seen under construction. In this view, teams of mules are pulling “slips” to level the ground.

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