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An address to the employees of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co.

An address to the employees of the Missouri Pacific Railway Co.
Creator: Hoxie, H.M.
Date: March 8, 1886
In this address, H.M. Hoxie, First Vice President of the Union Pacific Railway Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, informs the employees of events that have led up to the strike involving several railway systems throughout the country. On December 16, 1885, the United States Court took possession of the Texas and Pacific Railway making the employees of the railroad employees of the agents of the court. In March, 1886 these employees inaugurated a strike and the Knights of Labor notified superintendents of the railroads down the line that they would appoint and place their own watchmen to protect railroad property from loss and damage.


H.M. Hoxie to J.B. Van Dyne

H.M. Hoxie to J.B. Van Dyne
Creator: Hoxie, H. M.
Date: May 18, 1885
In this telegram, Missouri Pacific Railway Company vice president H. M. Hoxie of St. Louis, Missouri, asks J.B. Van Dyne, of Sedalia, Missouri, if he has discharged any men for participating in the railroad strike. Strikers in Parsons, Kansas, refused to return to work after hearing men who participated in the strike in Texas had been let go.


Missouri Pacific Railway and Texas Pacific Railway circular

Missouri Pacific Railway and Texas Pacific Railway circular
Creator: Hayes, R.S.
Date: March 15, 1885
This railway circular presents a list of suggestions for ending an ongoing railroad strike as written by a group including the governors of Kansas and Missouri. This solution was promoted by officers of the Missouri Pacific Railway and the Texas Pacific Railway including R.S. Hayes, First Vice President and H. M. Hoxie, third vice president of the Missouri Pacific Railway. The resolution asks railroad executives to restore all striking workers to wages prior to September 1884 when wages were cut and to return strikers to work without prejudice.


Railway trade marks

Railway trade marks
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
A page from an unidentified publication showing logos for railroads in the United States. On the reverse are outlines of the logos with company names.


Texas & Pacific Railway Company & Midland Valley Railroad Compay sign board, Paton, Kansas

Texas & Pacific Railway Company & Midland Valley Railroad Compay sign board, Paton, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 21, 1965
This photograph shows the Texas & Pacific Railway Company & the Midland Valley Railroad Company sign board in Paton, Kansas. The sign and tracks were once apart of the Midland Valley RR, Western District at milepost 278.1.


Texas & Pacific Railway depot, Arkansas City, Kansas

Texas & Pacific Railway depot, Arkansas City, Kansas
Creator: Killam, H.
Date: September 21, 1965
This black and white photograph shows the Texas & Pacific Railway depot at Arkansas City, Kansas. The one-story brick building was part of the Midland Valley, Western District Division of the Texas & Pacific rail line, and on mile post 263.4. Grain elevators are in the background.


Thomas Butcher

Thomas Butcher
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a photograph of Thomas Butcher and a group of unidentified people possibly taken in either Sun City or Lake City, Kansas. However, the railroad car indicates it was probably taken along the Texas & Pacific Railway.


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