“Jesse Bussey, originally from Greene County, Pennsylvania, bought the land for the town of Bussey in 1867. He laid out the town of Bussey on the line of the Albia, Knoxville and Des Moines Railroad in 1875, the same year the line was acquired by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Mr Bussey went into the lumber and grain business there. By 1880, the population was close to 100, with four general merchandise stores and one drug store. The town was incorporated in 1895. There were some problems with the initial incorporation, so a second vote was held in 1899, after which James Bussey was elected as the first mayor.”
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad/Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad “Zephyr Rockets” timetable, 1941. The “Zephyr Rockets” ran between St. Louis, Missouri and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota from 1941 to1967.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad streamlined train “Mark Twain Zephyr,” circa 1935. The “Mark Twain Zephyr” ran between St. Louis, Missouri and Burlington, Iowa, via Hannibal, Missouri (the hometown of Samuel Clemens).