The Railroad Changed EVERYTHING
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This is a great facility with lots of history and neat place to tour. It is evident that much time and effort went into creating and upkeep of the museum.
As I was passing this I could not resist another visit to this great attraction, and I was not disappointed, as some additions have been made in the last 6 months in thr form of a Drive-In Movie Theater with a surprise visitor, and the screen is showing a film. I spent a pleasant 2 hours chatting to one of the operators.
If you're ever down this way DO visit.
Not just for children, this is a real delight for all ages! A huge O gauge model train with several tracks, a drive in theater playing a real movie, a model of a local depot and another of a night spot, plus loads of other models. Fascinating.
The Railroad Put Cleveland On The Map
In 1884 the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railroad connected Memphis to New Orleans by a route that passed through the “vast, impenetrable forest” that was the Mississippi Delta Region at the time. Midway between Memphis and Vicksburg the steam engines stopped to refuel and replenish supplies at the rough little sawmill community called Coleman. Through the luck of geography, Coleman found itself attracting merchants and settlers. Two years after the railroad was built, Coleman’s Station was incorporated as Cleveland, naming itself after President Grover Cleveland, who was said to have been on the first train through.