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Martin Herman Schaeffer papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1348

Scope and Contents

Includes a number of letters between Schaeffer and E.L. Kimmel and C.E. Swan of the Missouri-Illinois Railroad re: the establishment of the spur. Contract between Herman and Anna Schaeffer and the RR company. Bills and records of expenditures by Schaeffer. List of contributors for building the spur. Record of first years business at the Alda station. Records of limestone use. Plats of area around the station. Short history, 1922-1926, of the Alda Station by Schaeffer. Photos of Schaeffer's farm and railroad cars.


  • Created: 1922 - 1926


Biographical / Historical

Resident of Hoyleton, Illinois who leased land to the Missouri-Illinois Railroad for the building of a switch or spur track between Noltings and Hoyleton, Illinois. The resulting station was named Sparta and was used not only by the people of the area but for transferring large orders from the Sparta Limestone Quarries.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : Approximately 40 items

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