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Corporate History:
St. Louis - San Francisco Railway Company

This is the corporate history from the Interstate Commerce Commission's Valuation Reports. The Kansas City Fort Scott & Memphis Railway Company was valued separately from the rest of the Frisco, for legal reasons, and is included on a separate page along with its various associated companies.

St. Louis San Francisco Railroad Company
St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway Company
Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway Company
Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Company
Paris & Great Northern Railway Company
Brownwood North and South Railway Company
Fayetteville and Little Rock Railway Company
Kansas City Fort Scott & Memphis Railway Company
1 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, June 29, 1896 Sold to Frisco, September 15, 1915
2 St. Louis and San Franciso Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Sept. 10, 1876 Sold to 1, June 30, 1896
3 Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company Under special act of Congress, July 27, 1866 Missouri Division sold to 2, Sept. 8, 1878; Central Division sold to 1, Dec. 18, 1897
4 South Pacific Railroad Company Under special act of Missouri, May 12, 1868 Sold to 3, Oct. 26, 1870
5 Southwest Pacific Railroad Under special act of Missouri, Aug. 24, 1866 Sold to 4, July 1, 1868
6 Pacific Railroad (Southwest Branch) Under special act of Missouri, Mar 12, 1849 Sold t5o 5, Sept. 12, 1866
7 The MIssouri and Western Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri and Kansas, Mar 22., 1875 and Mar. 19, 1875, respectively Property in Kansas sold to 2, July 29, 1879; property in Missouri sold to 2, July 26, 1879
8 The Pierce City and Kansas Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Feb. 11, 1875 Consolidated with 9 to form 7, Mar. 6, 1875
9 Oswego and State Line Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Feb. 16, 1875 Consolidated with 8 to form 7, Mar. 6, 1875
10 Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri and Kansas, Apr. 13, 1872 and Apr. 12, 1872, repsecitvely Sold to 7, Feb. 7, 1877
11 The State Line, Oswego and Southern Kansas Railway Under general laws of Kansas, Apr. 5, 1872 Consolidated with 12 to form 10, Apr. 12, 1872
12 Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, July 24, 1871 Consolidated with 11 to form 10, Apr. 12, 1872
13 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri and Arkansas, June 28, 1881 Sold to 2, Jan. 21, 1882
14 Missouri, Arkansas and Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Sept. 10, 1880 Consolidated with 15 and 16 to form 13, June 28, 1881
15 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company (Missouri) Under statutes of Missouri, June 4, 1880 Consolidated with 14 and 16 to form 13, June 28, 1881
16 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company (Arkansas) Under general laws of Arkansas, July 17, 1880 Consolidated with 14 and 15 to form 13, June 28, 1881
17 Joplin Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri and Kanssas, Feb 25, 1882 and Feb 23, 1882, respectively Property in Kansas sold to 2, Mar. 27, 1882; property in Missouri sold to 2, Mar. 17, 1882
18 Joplin and Galena Railway Company (Kansas) Under general laws of Kansas, Sept. 28, 1880 Consolidated with 19 and 20 to form 17, Feb. 23, 1882
19 Joplin and Galena Railway Company (MIssouri) Under statutes of Missouri, sept. 28, 1880 Consolidated with 18 and 20 to form 17, Feb. 23, 1882
20 Joplin Railroad Company (MIssouri and Kansas) Under general laws of Missouri and Kansas, Feb. 23, 1876, and Feb 25, 1876, respectively Consolidated with 18 and 19 to form 17, Feb. 23, 1882
21 Joplin Railroad Company (Kansas) Under general alws of Kansas, Dec. 22, 1875 Consolidated with 22 to form 20, Feb. 23, 1876
22 Joplin Railroad Under statutes of Missouri, July 25, 1874 Consolidated with 21 to form 20, Feb. 23. 1876
23 St. Louis, Wichita and Western Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, Mar. 21, 1879 Sold to 2, Mar 28, 1882
24 Springfield and Northern Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, May 3, 1884 Sold to 2, Dec. 29, 1885
25 Springfield and Southern Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, June 10, 1882 Sold to 2, Dec. 29, 1885
26 Fort Smith and Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Feb. 13, 1886 Sold to 2, Feb. 23, 1887
27 Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company Under statutes of Kansas, Mar 27, 1884 Sold to 1, Apr. 9, 1897
28 St. Louis, Salem & Arkansas Railway Company Under statues of Missouri, Jan. 22, 1887 Sold to 1, Apr. 9, 1897
29 St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Jan. 17, 1871 Sold to 28, Feb. 1, 1887
30 Sligo Furnace Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Sept. 28, 1880 Sold to 29, Nov. 8, 1881
31 Dent and Phelps Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Oct. 3, 1877 Sold to 29, Nov. 8, 1881
32 St. Louis and Oklahoma City Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Nov. 20, 1895 Sold to 1, Mar. 28, 1899
33 The Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, July 12, 1897 Sold to 1, Nov. 15, 1899
34 Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway Company Under laws of Missouri, April 22, 1891 Sold to 1, June 1, 1900
35 Kansas City and Southern Railway Company Under statues of Missouri, June 10, 1880 Sold to 34, June 16, 1891
36 Kansas City, Memphis and Mobile Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Aug. 23, 1871 Sold to 35, Dec. 15, 1880
37 The Kansas Midland Railroad Company Under laws of Kansas, Sept. 25, 1900 Sold to 1, Oct. 1, 1900
38 The Kansas Midland Railway Company Under laws of Kansas, Feb. 8, 1886 Sold to 37, Oct. 1, 1900
39 Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad Company Under laws of Arkansas, Apr. 1, 1898 Sold to 1, June 21, 1901
40 Bentonville Railroad Company Under laws of Arkansas, May 23, 1891 Sold to 39, Nov. 17, 1900
41 Bentonville Railroad Company Under laws of Arkansas, Feb. 11, 1882 Sold to 40, May 23, 1891
42 The Oklahoma City Terminal Railroad Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, April 7, 1900 Sold to 1, June 21, 1901
43 St. Louis, Oklahoma and Southern Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Aug. 13, 1895 Sold to 1, June 22, 1901
44 Crawford County Midland Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, June 20, 1904 Sold to 1, Apr. 30, 1907
45 St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans Railroad Company See 46 Sold to 1, Apr. 30, 1907
46 Arkansas and Choctaw Railway Company Under general laws of Arkansas, Aug. 31, 1895 Name changed to 45, Oct. 2, 1902
47 Ozark & Cherokee Central Railway Company See 48 Sold to 1, July 15, 1907
48 North Arkansas & Western Railway Company Under statues of Arkansas, Nov. 29, 1899 Name changed to 47, Apr. 19, 1901
49 Muskogee City Bridge Company Under act of Congress, June 15, 1901 Sold to 47, Mar. 16, 1903
50 Shawnee, Oklahoma and Missouri Coal and Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Feb. 28, 1899 Sold to 47, Mar. 16, 1903
51 The Fort Smith and Van Buren Bridge Company Under statutes of Arkansas, Mar. 23, 1885 Sold to 1, July 17, 1907
52 The Oklahoma City and Western Railroad Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, July 15, 1899 Sold to 1, July 18, 1907
53 The Sulphur Springs Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklhaoma, Apr. 14, 1902 Sold to 1, July 18, 1907
54 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Jan. 8, 1902 Sold to 1, July 19, 1907
55 Cape Girardeau & Northern Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Nov. 12, 1901 Sold to 54, Jan. 9, 1902
56 The St. Louis and Memphis Railway Company Under laws of Missouri, Sept. 17, 1901 Sold to 54, Mar. 1, 1902
57 The St. Louis and Memphis Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Feb. 7, 1898 Consolidated with 58 and 59 to form 56, Sept. 17, 1901
58 The Memphis and St. Louis Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, May 19, 1899 Consolidated with 57 and 59 to form 56, Sept. 17, 1901
59 St. Louis, Caruthersville & Memphis Railroad Company (Missouri) Under laws of Missouri, July 23, 1897 Consolidated with 57 and 58 to form 56, Sept. 17, 1901
60 Crystal Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Nov. 27, 1880 Sold to 54, May 1, 1902
61 Crystal City Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Nov. 4, 1878 Sold to 60, Jan. 5, 1881
62 Southern Missouri & Arkansas Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, May 2, 1899 Sold to 54, Feb. 1, 1902
63 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Ft. Smith Railway Company See 64 Sold to 62, May 3, 1899
64 Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railway Company See 65 Name changed to 63, June 3, 1891
65 Cape Girardeau Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Aug. 10, 1880 Name changed to 64, Nov. 28, 1881
66 Cape Girardeau and State Line Railway Company See 67 Sold to 66, Aug. 19, 1880
67 Pilot Knob, Cape Girardeau and Belmont Railroad Company Under special act of Missouri, Dec. 11, 1859 Name changed to 66, Feb. 18, 1869
68 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad Company of Arkansas Under laws of Arkansas, July 2, 1900 Sold to 62, Oct. 1, 1901
69 Arkansas Railroad Company Under statues of Missouri, Apr. 18, 1901 Sold to 62, July 29, 1901
70 Hoxie, Pocahontas and Northern Railroad Company Under laws of Arkansas, May 21, 1896 Sold to 62, Dec. 23, 1901
71 St. Louis and Gulf Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Apr. 18, 1902 Sold to 54, June 1, 1904
72 Pemiscot Southern Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Sept. 29, 1900 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
73 Morely & Morehouse Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, May 28, 1897 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
74 Kennett & Osceola Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Dec. 28, 1896 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
75 St. Louis, Morehouse & Southern Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, June 17, 1899 Sold to 71, Mar. 4, 1904
76 Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Apr. 19, 1893 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
77 The St. Francois Valley Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, May 31, 1898 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
78 Clarkton Branch St. Louis, Kennett & Southern Railroad Company Under statutes of Missouri, Aug. 6, 1901 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
79 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Jan. 13, 1887 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
80 Brownwood and Northwestern Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Aug. 26, 1886 Sold to 79, Oct. 14, 1898
81 Missouri Southeastern Railway Company Under statutes of Missouri, Dec. 1, 1891 Sold to 79, Oct. 28, 1898
82 St. Louis, Kennett & Southern Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Apr. 22, 1895 Sold to 71, Apr. 29, 1902
83 Pemiscot Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Feb. 15, 1892 Consolidated with 84 to form 82, Apr. 22, 1895
84 St. Louis, Kennett & Southern Railroad Company Under laws of Missouri, Mar. 17, 1890 Consolidated with 83 to form 82, Apr. 22, 1895
85 The Arkansas Valley and Western Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Jan 29. 1902 Sold to 1, July 19, 1907
86 The Blackwell, Enid & Southwestern Railway Company Under laws of Territory of Okalhoma, Mar 6, 1900 Sold to 1, July 20, 1907
87 Sapulpa and Oil Field Railroad Company Under laws of Oklahoma, Sept. 29, 1915 Sold to 1, Sept. 28, 1915

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1 St. Louis, San Francisco & Texas Railway Company Under general alws of Texas, Mar. 9, 1900 -
2 Red River, Texas and Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Feb. 4, 1901 To 1, June 25, 1904
3 Blackwell, Enid and Texas Railway July 2, 1901 To 1, June 30, 1904
4 The Oklahoma City and Texas Railroad Company Dec. 26, 1901 To 1, July 25, 1904

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Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Company

1 Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Company See 2 -
2 Acme, Red River & Northern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, July 12, 1902 Renamed to 1, Dec. 8, 1909

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Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway Company

1 Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railway Under laws of Texas, June 1, 1885 -

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Brownwood North and South Railway Company

1 Brownwood North and South Railway Company Under laws of Texas, Jan. 26, 1910 -

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Fayetteville and Little Rock Railway Companmy

1 Fayetteville and Little Rock Railway Company Under laws of Arkansas, Sept. 6, 1886 -

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