We must now retrace our steps and consider the rivalry between the towns of St. Joseph and Apalachicola after the Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Railroad began business in September, 1836. While the preliminary work for the development of St. Joseph as a rival to the parent city was being so successfully carried out, the supporters of the latter place were not idle.
Knauss, James Owen
"St. Joseph, An Episode of the Ecomonic and Political History of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 6:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol6/iss1/3