Very little is known about the Mississippi. It is believed to have been built in 1834, but by whom and where - nobody is certain. Some suggest it was built by Braithwaite, Milner & Company but it bears little resemblance to their products. Another source states 1836, and H.R. Dunham and Co. However it is also likely that the locomotive was rebuilt extensively during its career having been in service from the 1830s up until the 1890s, and likely looked very different in the 1830s. It was last steamed in the 1890s for the Columbian Exposition, where, like the John Bull and the Pioneer it operated under its own power.

Very little is known about the Mississippi. It is believed to have been built in 1834, but by whom and where - nobody is certain. Some suggest it was built by Braithwaite, Milner & Company but it bears little resemblance to their products. Another source states 1836, and H.R. Dunham and Co. However it is also likely that the locomotive was rebuilt extensively during its career having been in service from the 1830s up until the 1890s, and likely looked very different in the 1830s. It was last steamed in the 1890s for the Columbian Exposition, where, like the John Bull and the Pioneer it operated under its own power.

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