NP, CC 4/2/1861

From the Charleston Courier
April 2, 1861
Blue Ridge Rail Road
   As we returned from Anderson, last week, we turned aside to see the work, and to make enquiry concerning the completion of the road to this place. We were pleased to find the work progressing so finely -- far beyond our expectation. The bridge across Seneca was nearly ready for the iron; and the embankment on the East side of the river is going up as fast as could be expected.
   The work at the Shiloh cut will soon be finished. We had a short interview with Mr. McCully, the contractor, who says he will have that portion of the work done in good time. It was thought that this cut would produce a detention, but there is no fear entertained on that score now.
   The stone work for the Perryville Depot is almost ready for the frame. This depot has a beautiful location -- about midway between Pendleton and Walhalla. Improvement has already begun its work at Perryville, and it will soon attract the attention and elicit the co-operation of enterprising gentlemen, who will doubtless build up a town of some importance, as it claims many advantages.
   From the facts before us, we feel safe in saying the cars will reach us by the first of May, and perhaps a little before that time.
Walhalla Herald