Chapter Four: 1883: New Haven
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New Haven buzzed with activity. Four trains a day passed through, bringing passengers and freight, and taking products like flour and fruit trees to market in other towns. Steamboats and ferries stopped with passengers from St. Louis, as well as shoppers and schoolchildren from southern Warren County. The boatyards built bigger and bigger steamboats to compete with the railroads, but it was a losing battle.
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Photo courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society and the Missouri History Museum.