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The railroads of Chicago

a comprehensive history containing a map of the lines within a radius of five hundred miles.

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Published by Western News Company in Chicago [Ill.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Illinois -- Chicago.,
  • Railroads -- Middle West.,
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Economic conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsLawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p., [1] leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23328481M
    LC Control Numbera 17000061
    OCLC/WorldCa19036503

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