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Building the and Ohio Railroad:

From Vision to Reality

Published Sources

Dilts, James D. The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation’s First Railroad, 1828-1853. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993.

Harwood, Herbert H. Jr.. Impossible Challenge II: Baltimore to Washington and Harpers Ferry from 1828 to 1994. Baltimore, MD: Barnard, Roberts, and Co., Inc., 1994.

Shackelford, David. A Journey from Roads to Rails: The Baltimore & Frederick Turnpike, the B&O Railroad, and Ellicotts Mills, Maryland, 1800-1860. Baltimore, MD: B&O Railroad Museum, 2010.

Stover, John F.. History of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1987.


“American Notes: Traveling in America, 1750-1929.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/lhtnhtml/lhtnhome.html
“Railroad Maps, 1828-1900.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrhome.html
 “The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820.” American Memory Project, Library of Congress. https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/icuhtml/fawhome.html

Museums and Historic Sites

B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station. www.ecborail.org
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. https://americanhistory.si.edu/
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