Sanger, Camp & Company

City: Saint Louis

State: Missouri

Organized in 1850 to build railroads and other public works, the construction firm of Sanger, Camp & Company was composed of Lorenzo P. Sanger, Irvin Camp, William Truesdail, Wilson King, William Kelley, Hart L. Stewart, James Y. Sanger, William D. Sanger, William M. Gallagher, and John A. Hendricks. The partners in Sanger, Camp & Co. were drawn from St. Louis and Erie, Pennsylvania. The firm’s earliest contracts were for work on the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad between Vincennes, Indiana and St. Louis, and on the smaller Belleville & Alton Railroad. During the Panic of 1857, the company and its partners suffered financially.

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