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Cherokee & Dakota Railroad

History

   The Cherokee & Dakota Railroad was formed in July 1887 to build a line from Cherokee Iowa to Sioux Falls South Dakota.  Construction began in September of that year and was completed on December 18th, 1887. 

   In June 1888, the C&D completed  the line from Onawa JCT to Onawa Iowa. 

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Built:   1887-1888
Admitted:   1888
Fate: 

 In 1942, the segment between Onawa and Anthon is pulled up.

 The tracks between Anthon and Onawa JCT were abandoned in 1978.

Dedicated Links:  None Known
Source   Most of the data came from Carlton J. Corliss' 1950 book, Main Line of Mid-America

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