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History of Cass Co. 1877


The Anita station was opened for business, October 15, 1869. Amount received on freight, for the year 1869, $1,015.67. Received for freight forwarded during the same period, $125.74.

Amount received on freight, incoming freight in the year 1869, $7,828.27. Received for freight forwarded during the same year, $6,011.91.

Amount received on incoming freight during the year 1875, $21,064.84. Amount received on freight forwarded during the same year, $21,622.17.

A comparison of the receipts for the years1870 and 1875, will show a great increase of business in that time. Mr. E. Tomlinson, is the agent of the C. R. I. & P. R. R. at Anita, and it was from him this statement was obtained.
The freight office was opened at Wiota in June, 1872, with R. T. Young as agent, who still remains in that position.

The freight received the first twelve months, that is from July 1st, 1872 to July 1st, 1873, amounted of $977.88, and the freight on produce forwarded, amounted to $6,715.35 for the same time.

The freight received for the 12 months from July 1st, 1875 to July 1st, 1876, amounted to $5,690.10, and the freight on produce forwarded amounted to $16,628.03.

The first year there were shipped from Wiota, 50 cars of corn, 30 cars of wheat, 12 cars of Oats, 6 cars of potatoes, 2 cars of barley, and 2 cars of rye.

The last year, (ending July 1st, 1876,) there were shipped 184 cars of corn, 49 cars of wheat, 8 cars of oats, 20 cars of hogs, 20 cars of cattle, and 1 car of barley.

The depot was built in 1875; stock yards in 1876.

In order that a comparison may be instituted between the statements of the first year's business and the business of 1875, both reports are given, from each of the railroad stations in the county, excepting Marne, which has been open but little more than a year.

From the History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers
by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa:  Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pp. 94-95.
Transcribed for Cass County by Cheryl Siebrass, August, 2014.

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