Over the next 25 days, we will bring yMain Street Viaductou the top 25 events that shaped the history of Alliance.

#1. The Alliance (crossing) of the railroads

Two major railroad lines intersected in Alliance, once known as “The Crossing”. This is another popular interpretation of how the city was named. Alliance is often referred to as the town where Main Street is a dead-end. The fact is that when Main Street was platted, it brought people to the train station which was the heart of the city’s transportation hub. The railroads were central to industry and personal transportation, bringing in raw materials for factories and sending out finished goods.