DENISON AND SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY
DENISON AND SOUTHEASTERN RAILWAY. The Denison and Southeastern Railway Company was chartered on July 27, 1877, by the citizens of Denison and Greenville to build a road along the fifty-mile stretch between the two communities. The company had an initial capital of $50,000, and the business office was in Denison. Members of the first board of directors included William Whitewright, William H. Appleton, Nathaniel L. McCready, Hezron A. Johnson, Edward R. Bell, George J. Forrest, Francis Skiddy, Horace M. Ruggles, all from New York, and Alexander W. Acheson of Denison. The Denison and Southeastern Railway completed twenty miles between Denison and Whitewright in early 1880 and acquired the seventy-one miles of the Denison and Pacific on March 11, 1880. On March 23 the name of the railroad was changed to the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway Company, which completed the thirty-two miles from Whitewright to Greenville.
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