America’s Sleepheart:Chessie the Railroad Kitten

When I was researching historic rail travel, I found the enchanting story of Chessie the Railroad Kitten. Chessie the Railroad Kitten became “America’s Sleepheart”. When the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad needed a new advertising slogan, “Sleep Like a Kitten, Arrive Fresh as A Daisy” emerged starring Chessie.

Chessie soon had a husband, Peake, who went to serve in WWII, and two adorable kittens.

A cat museum opened in Alliance, Ohio and will preserve stories like Chessie’s.

You can see Chessie: The Railroad Kitten at Amazon by clicking on the image above.

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