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   William Dodge in Georgia timber and Texas railroads  

Aside the vast Georgia timber lands, the reconstruction of the South also brought William Earl Dodge his only presidency in a railroad company. In 1868, New York capitalists, including Moses Taylor, John J. Cisco and William E. Dodge took control of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. Dodge became president in 1871 and kept the office until 1877, when the railroad was threatened with receivership. Steamship magnate Charles Morgan of New York then stepped in and took control, investing

 

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