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Michigan

Jackson

THE JACKSON, FORT WAYNE AND CINCINNATI RAILROAD. The Jackson, Fort Wayne and Cincinnati Railroad Company was or- \ ganized in September, 1868,in Michigan, and in October the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad Company was organized in Indiana, and the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw Railroad Company, as now existing, was organized February 23, 1869, by the consolidation of the companies in accordance with the laws of Michigan and Indiana. Authorized by a vote of the electors, the city of Jackson made a loan to this company of $23,500 on the same terms as that made to the Grand River Valley Railroad.
The first officers were H. H. Smith, president; P. B. Loomis, treas- urer ; and E. Pringle, secretary. The road was completed and running from Jackson to Reading, Michigan, November 22, 1869, to Angola, Indiana, January 17, 1870, and to Fort Wayne, Indiana, December 25, 1870. The first report after completion-was made in February, 1871, by p. B. Loomis, president. In it he says :

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