There are a number of mentions for a Baltimore and Washington railroad line
in 1852-1872. These hits are in the Baltimore and Washington
DC newspapers and include hiring and scheduling notices and sales of real
estate near the line.


On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> In attempting to map Mark Twain's railroad journeys I became curious about
> the one he mentioned in attempting to find humor in his disdain for
> American Indians.  "There is an impression abroad that the Baltimore and
> Washington Railroad Company and many of its employees are Goshoots; but it
> is an error."
> I can find no reference for this particular line.  By 1870 the only line
> servicing Washington DC to the states was the B&O.  A second line did not
> come into play until 1872, the Baltimore and Potomac.
> Has anyone done any research on this particular bit of racism and the part
> of Mark Twain?