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MERCHANTS' EXCURSION. On August 3, 1864 it was announced that a "merchant's excursion" was being planned. The event was to cultivate business along the route of the [[DUBUQUE AND SIOUX CITY RAILROAD]].  
 
MERCHANTS' EXCURSION. On August 3, 1864 it was announced that a "merchant's excursion" was being planned. The event was to cultivate business along the route of the [[DUBUQUE AND SIOUX CITY RAILROAD]].  
  
To achieve the goal, two passenger cars and an engine would be chartered. Beginning in the morning, the train would stop at all stations to visit the local merchants. Dinner would be planned for Manchester with an overnight stop made in Independence. The next day the train would continue to Cedar Falls. Dinner would be planned in Waterloo with a return to Dubuque that night. The wives of the businessmen would be welcomed.
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To achieve the goal, two passenger cars and an engine were chartered. Beginning in the morning, the train stopped at all stations to visit the local merchants. Dinner was planned for Manchester with an overnight stop in Independence. The next day the train continued to Cedar Falls. Dinner was planned in Waterloo with a return to Dubuque that night. The wives of the businessmen were welcomed to participate.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:06, 16 September 2018

MERCHANTS' EXCURSION. On August 3, 1864 it was announced that a "merchant's excursion" was being planned. The event was to cultivate business along the route of the DUBUQUE AND SIOUX CITY RAILROAD.

To achieve the goal, two passenger cars and an engine were chartered. Beginning in the morning, the train stopped at all stations to visit the local merchants. Dinner was planned for Manchester with an overnight stop in Independence. The next day the train continued to Cedar Falls. Dinner was planned in Waterloo with a return to Dubuque that night. The wives of the businessmen were welcomed to participate.

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"Merchants Excursion," Dubuque Democratic Herald, August 3, 1864, Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=A36e8EsbUSoC&dat=18640803&printsec=frontpage&hl=en