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Today...fast trains use the modern steel Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at approximately the same location. The bridge is above the reach of high water and boats pass underneath as they travel both up and down the deeper Missouri River.

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Today...diesel locomotives like this switch engine in the Union Pacific yard move smoothly across millions of miles of U.S. tracks. Burning of oil has cut down on coal consumption to the point where cinders are becoming scarce for city streets. …

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A major attraction of UP's Golden Spike Centennial Expo Train that will visit Council Bluffs Sept. 26-27-28 is the colorful Expo car. It houses 19 displays telling the story of the building of the railroad from the earliest surveys right up to the…

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On May 10th, 1869, the last spike . . a Golden Spike . . was driven and America was united by the transcontinental Pacific Railway. The Union Pacific's locomotive No. 119 and the Central Pacific's "Jupiter" inched together, finally touching nose to…

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Sketch Of Plans . . . for the Golden Spike monument. The drawing at left shows how the Junior Chamber of Commerce will beautify the grounds. The sketch at right is a perspective of the monument.

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Golden Spike Monument . . . commemorates completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

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In preparation for the "Union Pacific" motion picture, Cecil De Mille did a great deal of research work, necessarily. His delving into history took him into the old Harper magazine, and he is shown here with the star of the picture, Barbara Stanwyck,…

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This is the Council Bluffs Mail Terminal as it appear in 1887, when it was known as the Union Pacific Transfer. A hotel, one of the finest in the nation, was housed in the three-story brick building. It was patronized largely by railroad workers…

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Photograph of the Union Pacific Transfer. Depot and Hotel South 21st Street and Twelfth Avenue. Closed and torn down about 1935. Later site of United States Mail Terminal.

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Three documents summarizing the history of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Prepared by staff of the Council Bluffs Public Library at the request of staff from the Council Bluffs Community School District.

Topics include Caldwell's Camp, the Mormon Trail,…

Dodge_Book 20_Part 3.pdf
General Dodge Papers - Book 20.
1908-1909
History of Norwich University - Grant Monument.
Death Capt. Phineas A. Wheeler 4th Iowa Infantry.
Death of Senator William B. Allison - Sell Control of Colorado & Southern. Iowa Society appoints Committe…

Dodge_Book 20_Part 1.pdf
Book 20.
1908-1909
History of Norwich University - Grant Monument.
Death Capt. Phineas A. Wheeler 4th Iowa Infantry.
Death of Senator William B. Allison - Sell Control of Colorado & Southern. Iowa Society appoints Committe to erect Monument to…

Dodge_Book 19_Part 3 fix.pdf
General Dodge Papers - Book 19.
Cuba Railroad.
Colorado & Southern Ry.
Panama Canal.
Death of Hon. D. B. Henderson.
General Grants Statement in Relation to the Arrest of General Robert E. Lee.
Address at Vicksburg in Accepting Monuments for…

Dodge_Book 19_Part 1.pdf
General Dodge Papers - Book 19.
Cuba Railroad.
Colorado & Southern Ry.
Panama Canal.
Death of Hon. D. B. Henderson.
General Grants Statement in Relation to the Arrest of General Robert E. Lee.
Address at Vicksburg in Accepting Monuments for…

Dodge_Book 18_Part 3.pdf
General Dodge Papers - Book 18.
Wichita Valley Monument
James Bridger Monument
Panama Canal
Dodge Light Guard Armory
L.L.D. Cornell College
Address to Loyal Legion New York on General U.S. Grant, Oct. 6, 1904.
Carnagie Donation to Norwich…

Dodge_Book 18_Part 1.pdf
General Dodge Papers - Book 18.
Wichita Valley Monument
James Bridger Monument
Panama Canal
Dodge Light Guard Armory
L.L.D. Cornell College
Address to Loyal Legion New York on General U.S. Grant, Oct. 6, 1904.
Carnagie Donation to Norwich…
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