Business: Growing System

In 1911 diminutive Isaac Burton Tigrett of Jackson, Tenn. took on the presidency of diminutive (48 miles) Birmingham & Northwestern Railroad as a sideline to his banking business. Eight years later he was a dyed-in-the-wool railroad man, head of Gulf, Mobile & Northern, and going strong. Four times in the next 20 years Railroader Tigrett enlarged his line, each time taking over another road, until he had 824 miles of right of way from Jackson to Mobile and New Orleans. Last week he stepped out of the diminutive class, stood to get a major...

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