Re: RR Slogans


Couldn't let that one go without a response.Vermont was the first republic ,the first state to be admitted to the union and became home to the CV,Rutland,M&WR,St J&LC all of whom built freight cars.Armand Premo

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From: "Anthony Thompson" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: RR Slogans

A.T. Kott wrote:
Texas was unique among (the original 48) states in having been a
separate country when it entered the Union in 1845. The effect on
railroads was that Texas kept the title to all its vacant lands in the
name of the state, while all other (of the 48 original) states came in
as territories and all vacant land was owned by the federal
Ahem, suh! You-all are forgettin' the Republic of California,
formed in much the same spirit as the Texas republic.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
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