'Fast Mail' Service Program Slated Here; To Mark Diamond Anniversary
A "Breakneck" Speedster...which averaged 31 miles per hour in a mail run from Chicago to Council Bluffs in 1884 is shown in this 75-year old photograph. The steamer pulled two cars.
Daily Nonpareil March 1, 1959
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives
Black and white photograph
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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19.5 x 8.5 cm