After the acquisition of these two corporations by the Arkansas and Southern Railway, the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas conveyed its railroad in Arkansas to the same company, but finally, on August 18, 1887, these two companies consolidated to form the second company under the name of the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company in Arkansas and Missouri. While a new corporation was actually formed in this action, no new books were opened, and the accounting records of the first company were continued.
Driving the golden spike, April 6, 1888, in ceremonies marking the entrance of the Cotton Belt into Shreveport. La.
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