Seven out of every ten stockholders in the Northern Pacific and the
Great Northern railroads, through a committee, last week formally
decided to lease their lines for 99 years to a new company, the Great
Northern Pacific Railway Co. These paired roads operate from Chicago to
Spokane, Portland and Seattleterritory also served by the competitive
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul.
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