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Name Burlington Railroad

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Image of RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

The Riley collection contains large amounts of material related to the history of Nebraska and its people. There are four series: 1) Research Materials; 2) Correspondence, 1973-1975; 3) Vertical File Materials; and 4) Miscellaneous Materials. Series 1, Research Materials, encompasses over half of the entire collection. Included here are mainly transcriptions of newspaper clippings organized by subject. Substantial material can be found specifically relating to Webster County history, Willa Cather, cattle ranching, various forts, the Pawnee tribe, and the genealogy of many pioneering families. Series 2, Correspondence, 1973-75, is a small series of Rileyís letters to and from individuals

RG1477.AU - RG1477.AU: Towl, Roy Nathan

Towl discusses underworld operations in Omaha, Nebraska, c.1918-1932, Prohibition, his career in civil engineering and the development of the Platte River, the Nebraska-Iowa Boundary Commission, and his work for the Burlington Railroad. He also talks about projects in Central and South America for the United Fruit Company, the Kearney Canal, Forest Lawn Cemetery, and Papio Creek.

RG4828.AU - RG4828.AU: Smith, Mary

Mary Smith describes moving to what was to become the town of Havelock, Nebraska, in 1885. She talks about the Burlington Railroad coming to town and promient businessmen. She also recalls other incidents, such as the escape of three prisoners from the state penitentiary in Lincoln in 1912, various blizzards, and a reailroad strike in 1922.

Image of RG2090.PH000002-000001 - Print, Photographic

RG2090.PH000002-000001 - Print, Photographic

This photo shows the north and west sides of the Burlington Station on May 13, 1912 in Crab Orchard, Nebraska. The station is a dark colored, 2 story, frame structure.

Image of RG2183.PH001940-000904-1 - Print, Photographic

RG2183.PH001940-000904-1 - Print, Photographic

The Burlington Railroad float in the Nebraska State Fair parade.

Image of RG2455.PH0-000040 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG2455.PH0-000040 - Negative, Sheet Film

A large group of men, women & children who got together on July 4, 1909 at the Spade Ranch to discuss the Burlington RR route through the Sandhills.

Image of RG3882.PH0035-0016-03 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0035-0016-03 - Negative, Sheet Film

A Burlington three car passenger train in town for the Jubilee Parade in McCook, NE.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0024 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0024 - Negative, Sheet Film

An aerial view of the Union Pacific and Burlington stations on the south edge of downtown Omaha, NE.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0026 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0026 - Negative, Sheet Film

An aerial view of the Burlington elevator and roundhouse along the Missouri River, Omaha, NE.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0028 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0028 - Negative, Sheet Film

An aerial view of the Union Pacific and Burlington stations on the south edge of downtown Omaha, NE.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0040 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0040 - Negative, Sheet Film

The Burlington Railroad depot in Council Bluffs, IA.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0041 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0041 - Negative, Sheet Film

The Burlington Railroad depot in Council Bluffs, IA.

Image of RG3882.PH0038-0043 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0038-0043 - Negative, Sheet Film

Four men knocking down the ruins of the Burlington roundhouse in Council Bluffs, IA.

Image of RG3882.PH0049-0310 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0049-0310 - Negative, Sheet Film

An aerial view of downtown Omaha, NE including the Burlington and Union Pacific depots.

Image of RG3882.PH0049-0311 - Negative, Sheet Film

RG3882.PH0049-0311 - Negative, Sheet Film

An aerial view of the Burlington and Union Pacific depots on the south edge of downtown Omaha, NE.