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
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.