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Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

A founder and early investor in the B&O, he presided over the laying of the ceremonial FIRST STONE on July 4, 1828. At the age of 90, he broke ground for the nation’s first commercial railroad a short distance from the current location of the B&O Railroad Museum. He was the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence and in his address to the huge crowd assembled for the ceremony suggested that his role in the start of the railroad was a close second to his role in the birth of the country.

 

 
 

 

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