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The Kansas City Firm . . . of Bartlett and Co. Grain, is in the process of buying this 2.5 million-bushel grain elevator here, owned by the Chicago and North Western Railroad.

Scoular-Bishop Grain Company . . . Thirty-sixth street and First avenue. Capacity: 250,000 bushels. Privately owned but on Burlington, Rock Island and North Western railroad trackage.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--In April of 1881, the Chicago North Western Railroad station was located at Broadway and Sycamore Street, and it looked like this during the historic flood when the depot was used as a boat landing. Note the depot and…

Today...the brick yard has disappeared and the ground is overgrown with small trees. A grain elevator is at left and the railroad yards in the background, also present in the 1904 picture, are almost obscured by the underbrush.
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Photograph of the Union Elevator. Foot of Sixteenth Avenue.

Dynamite Blast Rekindles Images...of the deadly explosion at the Bluffs Elevator Co on April 20, 1982. Paulson Construction Company is razing and removing the remnants of the concrete silos. Nonpareil by Steve Glowacki.

The fire rages...last year through the Bluffs Elevator Co. near South 23rd Street and Eighteenth Avenue. The blast, accompanied by a giant fireball, could be heard throughout most of the city.

The search goes on...Saturday afternoon at the Bluffs Elevator Co. for the bodies of three missing men. It was the site of Tuesday's grain elevator explosion and fire. Nonpareil Photo by Bob McKeon.

A Metal Building...begins to crumble and melt as the intense flames, fueled by the wooden elevators, rage out of control Tuesday at Bluffs Elevator Co. Many cars and trucks parked near the elevators were damaged by debris and flames.

Problems With Water Pressure...hampered attempts by Council Bluffs firefighters to control the blaze at the Bluffs Elevator co. Four firefighters attempt to extinguish a car that caught fire nearby. They later hosed down two propane tanks that were…

Whistling propane tanks...sent this observer running from the scene of the blast and fire at the Bluffs Elevator Col, 2313 18th Ave. Union Pacific Railroad detective Sam Irwin stands in the background along with an unidentified worker from another…

photo, at a distance of plume of smoke from Bluffs Elevator explosion/fire; railroad tracks and cars shown on each side of plume.
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