Colonel R.S. Bevier and Early Settlers ~ Bevier, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 45.059 W 092° 33.850
15S E 537337 N 4400210
Quick Description: Colonel R.S. Bevier was a lawyer with the railroad and help in towns founding, later commanded MSG (Missouri State Guard - Confederate) units at Pea Ridge, and Vicksburg.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 8:36:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM78P1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 3

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The Citizens of Bevier.
Date Marker Erected; 1958.
County of marker: Macon County.
Location of Marker: E. Livingston St., city park, Bevier.
Marker Text:

Dedicated to
COL. R. S. BEVIER
and
EARLY SETTLERS
Who valiantly pioneered
and established the
Town of Bevier in
1858

Found and plot and politics can be viewed here : City of Bevier

The Bevier and Southern Railroad was a United States railroad that existed from September 28, 1914, when the Missouri and Louisiana Railroad divided (the Missouri portion of it becoming the BVS), until 1982 when the railroad went out of business and was abandoned. The railroad was measured 9.18 miles and ran from a connection with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which was Burlington Northern at the time B&S abandoned in 1982, just west of Bevier, Missouri and ran south to Binkley, Missouri. Primary traffic along the line was outbound coal from coal mines in the area and the railroad's slogan was "Have Train Will Haul".

The Burlington Northern Railroad, now part of the BNSF Railway, took over the line in the 1990s, and expanded and rebuilt the it to serve a coal-fired power plant at the Thomas Hill Reservoir.

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