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Railroad Stock. Tom Thumb type. Certainly a Classic. One of the key railroads in the Monopoly game. Earliest American Passenger Railroad. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (reporting marks B&O, BO) was the first common carrier railroad and the oldest railroad in the United States, with its first section opening in 1830. It came into being mostly because the city of Baltimore wanted to compete with the newly constructed Erie Canal (which served New York City) and another canal being proposed by Pennsylvania, which would have connected Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. At first this railroad was located entirely in the state of Maryland, with an original line built from the port of Baltimore west to Sandy Hook. At this point to continue westward, it had to cross into Virginia (now West Virginia) over the Potomac River, adjacent to the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. From there it passed through Virginia from Harpers Ferry to a point just west of the junction of Patterson Creek and the North Branch Potomac River, where it crossed back into Maryland to reach Cumberland. From there it was extended to the Ohio River at Wheeling and a few years later also to Parkersburg, West Virginia. It continued to construct lines into Ohio, including a junction at Portsmouth. In later years, B&O advertising carried the motto: "Linking 13 Great States with the Nation." As part of a series of mergers, the B&O is now part of the CSX Transportation (CSX) network. The B&O also included the Leiper Railroad, the first permanent horse-drawn railroad in the U.S. At the end of 1970, the B&O operated 5,552 miles of road and 10,449 miles of track, not including the Staten Island Rapid Transit (SIRT) or the Reading and its subsidiaries. It includes the oldest operational railroad bridge in the United States. When CSX established the B&O Railroad Museum as a separate entity from the corporation, it donated some of the former B&O Mount...
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This is a 2009 Topps American Heritage Heroes Card of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a Medical Degree in the United States.
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This is a Topps American Heritage Heroes Card of the Battles of Saratoga featuring Benedict Arnold. It is card #107.
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This is a Topps American Heritage heroes Card featuring The American Red Cross. It is card #57.
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This is a Topps American Heritage heroes Card featuring Aviation Hero Buzz Wagner. It is card #6.
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This is a Topps American Heritage heroes Card featuring the logo of the NAACP. It is card #52.
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This is a Topps American Heritage Heroes Medal of Honor insert Card featuring Colonel Eugene Asa Carr. It is card #MOH-1.
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This is a Topps American Heritage heroes Card featuring Diplomat Silas Deane, It is card #87.
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This is a Topps American Heritage heroes Card featuring Native American Nurse Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail, It is card #64.
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General Stock. Female figure standing with globe, tiny steam locomotive, city scenes. A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the discretion of the business, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.