CHICAGO, CLINTON, DUBUQUE AND MINNESOTA RAILROAD COMPANY
CHICAGO, CLINTON, DUBUQUE AND MINNESOTA RAILROAD COMPANY. A predecessor of the Milwaukee Road, this railroad, known locally as "The River Road" was incorporated on March 1, 1878. It was created after the Panic of 1873 and high construction costs led to the merger of the CHICAGO, DUBUQUE AND MINNESOTA RAILROAD and the CHICAGO, CLINTON AND DUBUQUE RAILROAD.
Donovan, Frank P. Jr. Iowa Railroads Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2000, p. 211