Coal Routes, Kasson & Mantorville

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Coal Routes, Kasson & Mantorville - The Xcw Coal Road. Owutenna Journal, 23th. It...
The Xcw Coal Road. Owutenna Journal, 23th. It is stated that parties have been Kenf ou{,lxoin Keel Wing to look over (lie jH'OfliQml routes for the new coal road.' anti to ascertain which will prove the riiost advantageous. We understand that three routes are at present under consideration. One proposed is to strike Rochester and another to run to Mantorville and Kasson to Ramsey. The third- passes through Kinyon, Owatonna and Geneva, to Albert Lea. The Kodu-ster route is not considered practicable. The Kasson and Owatonna Owatonna routes are practicable ones. Should Kasson get the new road it would become a formidable rivtl of Owatonna, and that is a matter which is worthy of serious consideration consideration in determining what we are willing to do to secure the new road. The route through Owatonna to Albert Lea as marked out, is nearly on a straight line as railroads go, and is probably the most desirable of the three; and, everything else being equal, would be the one chosen. N u r t h of us it would · receive from Kinyon, and south from Geneva. Both these places badly need a road and are anxious to obtain one, and would undoubtedly contribute liberally. liberally. Albert Lea earnestly desires the rend. We have .a letter before u:- from W. W- Williams. Escj., editor of the STANDARD of that city. He says: "Our ?eople here are greatly interested in "the 'Bed Wing Iowa railroad.' If Owatonna can get this this road we certainly will get it. Our interests .are identical." The! advantages that 'this proposed road would coafer upon Owatonna are so great thai many -of our best citizens believe ftJiat no honorable means should be spared 'to obtain it and reasonable inducements to secure it withheld. It woeld not o'nly open a route to the coal fields and thus give a supply r of cheap fuel, but would also gcve us a-short line to the river. Eventually much of the wheat of Minnesota will find cheap transportation transportation to the seaboard by way of Mississippi -ircer. There needs no argument to -convince farmers of the importance of securing short railroad carriage to the Mississippi river. Then, attain,such a road would eom- p.te TV'tfh tbe C. M. St. P. and C. N. W. and reduce the railroad tariffs here. The cheap fuel it would give "would be the first step towards rendering-Owatonna a desirable manufacturing manufacturing location. 5 men or _ to

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  1. Standard,
  2. 24 Mar 1881, Thu,
  3. Page 15

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