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A portrait of James F. Joy, a railroad promoter and builder, who owned the Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad, which was also known as the Border Tier Railroad. From 1869-1871, the Border Tier raced against the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, also known as the Katy, to reach the northern edge of the Indian Territory. The Katy won the race and the right to build across the Cherokee and other tribal lands.

Date: Around 1885

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Item Number: 725
Call Number: B , Joy,James , *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 725

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