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Washington to Chicago for $18 in 1854

1854 train tickets
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This is an old advertisement for railroad tickets between Washington, Baltimore and points west. A ticket from Washington to Cincinnati was $11, Chicago was $18, and St. Louis was $26.50. That ticket to St. Louis is roughly $660 in today’s money. A direct flight from DCA to STL today is about $280. We found this ad in the Washington Globe, printed on September 23rd, 1854.

1854 train tickets
1854 train tickets

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