Earlier this week I sent the link to this post around as part of the bicentennial of the Lincoln assassination. Looking it over I decided it could use a little updating, so I did mostly with information about the LIncoln connection.
Union Pacific Museum
Along one side of Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa is the old public library building. Rather than see this beautiful old building go to waste when a new public library was built, it was restored to be the Union Pacific Museum. This was a fairly good company type museum.
I especially liked the displays that showed the furniture and silver from the Lincoln funeral car is on exhibit. They had just fitted out a new Presidential car to use on the Union Pacific railroad. It was finished in time to use it as a funeral car. The fittings were returned to Union Pacific who now displays it in their company museum. Find more close up photos of what’s there on their page.
The exhibit on Grenville Dodge which were very well done and interesting. They also showed one of the gold spikes…
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