"The Great Rock Island Route," otherwise called "Wabash Cannonball," is an American folklore melody that depicts the picturesque excellence and quandaries of the Wabash Cannonball Express as it traveled on the Great Rock Island train route. Over numerous years, this prominent tune has stayed unaltered, while the sections have been refreshed by melody specialists. In 1882, sheet music titled "The Great Rock Island Route" was credited to J. A. Roff. A revised form by William Kindt showed up in 1904 under the title "Wabash Cannon Ball." The Carter Family made one of the main chronicles of the melody in 1929. However, it was not published until 1932. Another prevalent variant was recorded by Roy Acuff in 1936. The Acuff adaptation is one of the less than 40 untouched singles to have sold up to more than 10 million physical duplicates around the world. The Wabash Cannonball is a marked melody of the Indiana State University Marching Sycamores and the Purdue All-American Marching Band as the ISU and Purdue grounds are neighboring the Mighty Wabash River. It is additionally connected with the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, the Kansas State University Marching Band, the Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland, and the University of Texas Longhorn Band. It was additionally utilized as the signature tune by USS Wabash.