Wednesday, January 11, 2012
1874 :: Railroad Nearly Finished to Rockdale
Galveston Daily News. January 11, 1874. The grading on the International and Great Northern Extension, southwest from the Brazos River, is nearly finished to Rockdale, twenty-five miles from the river and thirty miles from Hearne, Texas. The temporary bridge over the Brazos is completed, and track-laying is being pushed forward rapidly. Rockdale is about fifty miles northeast of Austin.