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Illinois Central Railroad
The Illinois
Illinois
Central Railroad
Railroad
(reporting mark IC), sometimes called the Main Line of Mid-America, was a railroad in the central United States, with its primary routes connecting Chicago, Illinois, with New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. A line also connected Chicago with Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux City, Iowa
(1870). There was a significant branch to Omaha, Nebraska (1899), west of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and another branch reaching Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
(1877), starting from Cherokee, Iowa
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Land Grant
A land grant is a gift of real estate – land or its use privileges – made by a government or other authority as an incentive, means of enabling works, or as a reward for services to an individual, especially in return for military service. Grants of land are also awarded to individuals and companies as incentives to develop unused land in relatively unpopulated countries; the process of awarding land grants are not limited to the countries named below. The United States historically gave out numerous land grants as Homesteads to individuals desiring to prove a farm
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Sioux Falls (/ˌsuː ˈfɔːlz/) (Lakota: Íŋyaŋ Okábleča Otȟúŋwahe;[8] "Stone Shatter City") is the most populous city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of South Dakota
South Dakota
and the 145th-most populous city in the United States. It is the county seat of Minnehaha County.[9] and also extends into Lincoln County to the south. It is the 47th-fastest-growing city in the United States[10] and the fastest-growing metro area in South Dakota, with a population increase of 22% between 2000 and 2010.[11] As of 2018, Sioux Falls had an estimated population of 183,200[12]. The metropolitan population of 251,854 accounts for 29% of South Dakota's population
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PepsiCo
PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo
PepsiCo
has interests in the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. PepsiCo
PepsiCo
was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi- Cola
Cola
Company and Frito-Lay, Inc
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MidSouth Rail Corporation
The MidSouth Rail Corporation (reporting mark MSRC) is a railroad line operated by Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City Southern Railway
(KCS) as a result of the January 1, 1994, acquisition; KCS began operating over MidSouth's line on January 11, 1994.[1] The line ran from Shreveport, Louisiana, going east across Louisiana, and across the state of Mississippi, running through the cities of Vicksburg, Jackson, Meridian, and Artesia, Mississippi, then across the Alabama
Alabama
state line to Tuscaloosa, and finally (via Norfolk Southern Railway
Norfolk Southern Railway
trackage rights) into Birmingham. Midsouth had two other branches, with one to Counce, Tennessee, and a disconnected line from Gulfport to Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Chicago, Missouri And Western Railway
The Chicago, Missouri
Missouri
and Western Railway (CM&W), (reporting mark CMNW) was a Class II railroad
Class II railroad
that operated in the midwest of the United States
United States
between 1987 and 1989. Never financially stable, less than a year after it was created it was bankrupt and sold off its lines piecemeal to other railroads in 1989.Contents1 History 2 Parent company 3 Failure 4 Notable service and trackage rights 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Chicago and Alton Railroad
Chicago and Alton Railroad
(C&A) had built and operated lines from Chicago, Illinois
Illinois
to Springfield, Illinois, from Springfield to Roodhouse, Illinois
Illinois
and St. Louis, Missouri, and from Roodhouse to Kansas City, Missouri
Missouri
and St
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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Dodgeville is a city in and the county seat of Iowa County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 4,693 at the 2010 census, making it the county's most populous city. Dodgeville is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area
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Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville (/ˈluːəvəl/ ( listen) LOO-ə-vəl, /ˈlʊvəl/ ( listen) LUUV-əl or /ˈluːiːvɪl/ ( listen)) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Kentucky
and the 29th-most populous city in the United States.[d][5] It is one of two cities in Kentucky
Kentucky
designated as first-class, the other being the state's second-largest city of Lexington.[e] Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County. Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark
and is named after King Louis XVI of France, making Louisville one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachian Mountains. Sited beside the Falls of the Ohio, the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio River
Ohio River
and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site
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New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans
New Orleans
(/ˈɔːrl(i)ənz, ɔːrˈliːnz/,[4][5] locally /ˈnɔːrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle- Orléans
Orléans
[la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] ( listen)) is a major United States
United States
port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.[6][7] The New Orleans metropolitan area
New Orleans metropolitan area
(New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.[8] The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502.[9] Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish
Orleans Parish
was the most populous parish in Louisiana
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Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
(/ˈaɪ.əwə/ ( listen))[6][7][8] is a U.S. state
U.S. state
in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
to the east and the Missouri
Missouri
and Big Sioux
Sioux
rivers to the west
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Lake Michigan
Lake Michigan
Michigan
is one of the five Great Lakes
Great Lakes
of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes
Great Lakes
are shared by the U.S. and Canada. It is the second-largest of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
by volume[1] and the third-largest by surface area, after Lake Superior
Lake Superior
and Lake Huron
Lake Huron
(and is slightly smaller than the U.S. state
U.S. state
of West Virginia). To the east, its basin is conjoined with that of Lake Huron
Lake Huron
through the wide Straits of Mackinac, giving it the same surface elevation as its easterly counterpart; the two are technically a single lake.[4] Lake Michigan is shared, from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan
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Galena, Illinois
Galena
Galena
is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois,[7] with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census.[7][8] A 581-acre (235 ha) section of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
as the Galena
Galena
Historic District. The city is named for the mineral galena, which was mined by Native Americans in the area for over a thousand years. Owing to these deposits, Galena
Galena
was the site of the first major mineral rush in the United States. By 1828, the population was estimated at 10,000, rivaling the population of Chicago at the time. The city emerged as the largest steamboat hub on the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
north of St. Louis, Missouri. Galena
Galena
was the home of Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S

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African American
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
(/ˌɪlɪˈnɔɪ/ ( listen) IL-ih-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.[7] With Chicago
Chicago
in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois
Illinois
has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, via the Illinois Waterway
Illinois Waterway
on the Illinois
Illinois
River
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Illinois General Assembly
The Illinois
Illinois
General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of the U.S. state of Illinois
Illinois
and comprises the Illinois
Illinois
House of Representatives and the Illinois
Illinois
Senate. The General Assembly was created by the first state constitution adopted in 1818. The State Senate has 59 members while the House has 118 members, all elected from single-member districts. A Senate district is formed by combining two adjacent House districts. The current General Assembly is Illinois's 100th. The General Assembly meets in the Illinois State Capitol
Illinois State Capitol
in Springfield, Illinois
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Great Migration (African American)
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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