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Samuel Hugh Hawkins

entrepreneur, lawyer, and banker established a privately owned railroad around 1884  called the Americus, Preston and Lumpkin, renamed Savannah, Americus and Montgomery a few years later.

The Samuel Hugh Hawkins Diary, January - July 1877

The following is an excerpt from a March 28, 1891 INVESTORS' SUPPLEMENT of the COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE page. William B. Dana & Co., Publishers. Descriptions of various railroad companies are given on the reverse of the map page. Among them, the following appeared:

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