DENISON AND PACIFIC RAILWAY
DENISON AND PACIFIC RAILWAY. The Denison and Pacific Railway, originally organized as one of several projects of Col. Bob Stevens, John Scullin, and Ben Munson, was chartered on April 24, 1878, to build from Denison to Belknap, about 150 miles. The capital was $1.5 million, and the business office was in Denison. Members of the first board of directors included Scullin and R. S. Sterns of St. Louis; Henry D. Mirich of Hamilton, Missouri; and R. C. Fister, Edward Perry, William H. Sanford, and Alexander W. Acheson of Denison. In 1878–79 the company built 41.89 miles of track from Denison, the northern terminus, to Gainesville via Whitesboro. The line was abandoned in 1879, but on March 11, 1880, it was sold to the Denison and Southeastern Railway Company, which was renamed the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway Company on March 23, 1880. Subsequent consolidation made what was once the Denison and Pacific one of the earliest acquisitions of the Katy in its intrastate expansion program.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Donna J. Kumler, "DENISON AND PACIFIC RAILWAY," accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqd12.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.