Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Want to play detective ...

Starting at Rochester, New York, and ending a Louisville, Kentucky, what would have been the probable train rout in 1877? What would have been the stops? Anyone?

also ... Russell and Barbour were in Louisville in February, March or April 1877. Certainly it was no later than that. Any really ambitious person in the Louisville KY area willing to consult microfilms of old newspapers?

2 comments:

roberto.testimonidigeova said...

Here a Railway map of the year 1877:

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~222332~5505353:The-Rand-McNally-Official-Railway-G

"Advent Christian Time" 1877 July 18, pages 89 and 90. Was that article on the same tour?

Which other cities did they visit?

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Since we posted this, we've found a fairly clear rout for them. They did not go directly from Rochester to Kentucky. They went to points in Ohio first. This included Cleveland and some smaller cities.