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Creation Date

1-16-2012

Description

M & B Railroad Marker (Obverse), Blountstown, Fl.

The marker reads as ; (side 1)

For 63 years (1909-1972) the Marianna and Blountstown Railroad was Calhoun County's link to the railroads and commerce of the nation. Sometimes known as "Many Bumps" or "Meat and Bread," the M&B had a significant impact on the lives of Calhoun Countians. Until 1929, before automobile travel was commonplace, the M&B provided passenger service. Farmers used the railroad to ship a wide array of agricultural products. In the early years, logging spur lines extended into remote areas of the county and millions of board feet of long-leaf pine lumber were shipped from local sawmills. "

Sponsors: Rep. Robert Trammell in Cooperation with the Florida Department of State

Latitude, Longitude

30.44590000, -85.04538056

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; M & B Railroad Marker; M & B Railroad; Marianna and Blountstown Railroad; Calhoun County (Fl.); Blountstown (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Blountstown.

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