Principales usines & de barcadere de Knoxville cote est. 1856
- Creator:Auguste Burnand (ca. 1835-1860)
- Title:Principales usines & de barcadere de Knoxville cote est. 1856
- Description:A pencil drawing of a train underway with smoke belching from its locomotive, pulling by a covered platform. There are three large buildings with smokestacks in the distance, and at right a building with a series of arches and railroad tracks leading inside.
- Historical Note:This drawing, by Swiss artist Auguste Burnand, depicts bustling factories and active railroad tracks in the northern section of Knoxville, where the newly-completed East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad and the under-construction East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad shared depots and connecting tracks. Once the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad was completed to Knoxville, goods formerly carried downstream by river could move quickly south to the ports of Georgia and South Carolina. After the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad opened in 1858, passengers and luxury goods could travel easily to and from cities of the mid-Atlantic by the most direct route north through the Valley of Virginia.
- Institution:McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Public Library
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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