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1-Simons Print - G.M. Dodge's engineering camp near Crescent City.tif
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

GM Dodge Engineer Camp in Missouri River bottom near Crescent City Iowa. Sept 1853. Rock Island RR Survey. Sketched by George Simons, cook…

1-Simons Print - 1st temp bridge  between C.B. and Omaha.tif
Consists of drawings made by Simons during railroad survey projects in Iowa and Nebraska beginning in 1853.

First temporary bridge between Council Bluffs and Omaha and the first train of cars crossing, Winter 1867.

Best_Pictures_1967_1970_3_26_1969_30.jpg
Tons of diesel locomotive above him doesn't bother this Burlington Railroad yard man as he checks the alignment of the engine's wheels. The lead wheels on the three trucks of a double diesel unit dropped off the track near Main Street and Eleventh…

Best_Pictures_1967_1970_10_8_1968_12.jpg
Readers who squint--and squint hard--and imagine themselves atop a railroad trestle looking over the yards, can almost believe that these old ties are long, shiny-white passenger trains coming from the passenger station. The damages rails, unlike…

Best_Pictures_1967_1970_10_8_1968_11.jpg
This pagoda-like structure casts a dark reflection in a nearby puddle, perhaps because its useful days are gone. There was a time, when the coal chute's concrete legs weren't chipped and surrounded by a crop of weeks, that this was the center of…

Memorial S743.tif
Postcard. Steam Engine Memorial. 39th and West Broadway Council Bluffs.

Railroads U556b.tif
Union Pacific Railroad Steam Engine. Northern Class Steam Locomotive. Built in 1937 for freight and passenger service. Renumbered from 844.

Best_Pictures_Best_Stories_1957_7_2_1957_05.jpg
A Huge Cleanup Job...faced Milwaukee work crews as they started removing wreckage of the 37-car derailment at the Mosquito Creek bridge near Persia. A section of the badly damaged bridge is visible in the center of the picture.

Dodge_1864_01_Jan_1864_01.pdf
Chiefly typescripts of originals housed at the State Historical Society of Iowa.

Correspondence, diaries, business papers, speeches, and miscellaneous notes related to Dodge's family history, Civil War activities, railroad construction, life in…

Bridges U556zl.tif
Photograph of of Union Pacific bridge

Bridges U556zf.tif
Photograph of the construction of the Union Pacific bridge over the Missouri River

Bridges U556zc.tif
Photograph of the Union Pacific bridge over the Missouri River

Bridges U556za.tif
Photograph of Union Pacific bridge over the Missouri River

Bridges U556z.tif
Photograph of Union Pacific bridge over Missouri River

Bridges U556y.tif
Photograph of Union Pacific bridge over Missouri River

Bridges U556x.tif
Photograph of Union Pacific bridge over Missouri River

May2013.pdf
May/June 2013 Historical Society newsletter.

Mar2015.pdf
March 2015 Historical Society newsletter.