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Chloride, the ‘nation’s most important city’ (access required)

Predictions that Chloride would rival New York as the nation’s most important city were made with unblushing faces by enthusiastic boosters in 1899. That year, the Arizona-Utah Railroad completed a spur line that connected with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe line at Kingman, some 18 miles south. The town’s promoters convinced themselves that explosive ...

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