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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--When the Illinois Central Railroad station was built here in the early 1900's, plans were to continue the road on to the west. That's the reason the station was built on such a generous scale--to house various…

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Today...the bridge has dwindled in use. It is now a single track bridged used exclusively for river crossing of five or six freight trains a day. No pedestrian or auto traffic use the bridge. Only half of the bridge floor is floored with railroad…

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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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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This was a temporary Missouri River crossing of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in 1872. The bridge was raised above ice level on pilings. During the summer months railroad cars were reportedly ferried…

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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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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is one of the early "Iron Horses" that chugged into Council Bluffs as the city became a leading railroad point shortly before the turn of the century. The billowing black smoke and the old fashioned "coal car"…

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Today...a modern building, remodeled in 1938, has replaced the old brick terminal. The hotel is gone. Diesel trains from eight of the nations leading railroads pull into the unloading sheds where the mail is thrown into automatic converyers[sic]. …

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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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Drawing by frontier artist George Simons from the art collections of PACE.

Title on reverse side.

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Scattered At Impact...in fatal train wreck near Pacific Junction, empty coal cars of parked train lie jumbled with those of northbound train that hit it. Five units of the 100-car parked train and 12 of the 110-car northbound train derailed in the…

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Servicing equipment on the Milwaukee Road's "America's Bicentennial" engine was one of Willard Johnson's jobs Friday. The locomotive stopped for service in Council Bluffs en route to another point on the Milwaukee system.

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…

Dodge_Book 17_Part 3.pdf
Book 17 - part 2
Death of President McKinley.
Death of Maj. Gen Stanley.
And Cuban Railroad Company.
Sherman Statue.
General Staff for U.S. Army.
Harriman on Building of U.P. Railroad.
Andrew Carnagie's Donation of Public Library to Council…

Dodge_Book 17_Part 1.pdf
Book 17 - part 1
Death of President McKinley.
Death of Maj. Gen Stanley.
And Cuban Railroad Company.
Sherman Statue.
General Staff for U.S. Army.
Harriman on Building of U.P. Railroad.
Andrew Carnagie's Donation of Public Library to Council…
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