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Westbound railroads from New Orleans originated with the NOOGW. Westbound railroads The New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad offered service to the West of New Orleans. We've talked about NOOGW in previous posts, but this particular map contains some interesting points. The NOOGW was organized in 1852. Its first fifty miles of track opened to service in 1854. This map dates to 1853. So, it's another "proposal" map. Sugar Cane The Library of Congress summary for this map says, "Mississippi delta area shows drainage, sugar crop, parishes, major cities and towns, canals, and railroads with lines named and distances...
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