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Name Burlington Railroad

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Image of Map00061 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00061 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the State of Nebraska and small portions of the surrounding states. An area in the northwest portion of the State is outlined in red indicating the land available for homesteading. The rail lines of the Burlington R.R. are shown with bold lines. Others rail lines, counties, cities and rivers are labeled. A small inset explains the section numbering system within each township. Side 2 of the map provides information regarding homesteading such as Who May Take Homesteads, How to Find a Home, etc. Statistics related to crops, livestock and schools are listed. A small map shows the lines of the Burlington Route and connecting lines is the western half of the United State

Image of Map00062 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00062 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows Wyoming and portions of the surrounding states. The rail lines of the Burlington R.R., the Union Pacific R.R. and other rail lines are shown. Counties, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. Surrounding the map are paragraphs with information related to counties. Side 2 of the map provides information regarding homesteading such as Who May Take Homesteads. County information is also given.

Image of Map00063 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00063 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows Wyoming and portions of the surrounding states. The rail lines of the Burlington R.R., the Union Pacific R.R. and other rail lines are shown. Counties, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. Surrounding the map are paragraphs with information related to counties. Side 2 of the map provides information regarding homesteading such as Who May Take Homesteads and frequently asked questions. County information is also given.

Image of Map00064 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00064 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the western half of the United States with the rail lines of the Burlington Route and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A state by state list of cities where Homeseekers' tickets are sold and the fare is also shown. Side 2 of the map provides detailed information related to the Homeseeker Excursions and a list of Burlington Representatives by location.

Image of Map00065 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00065 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the western half of the United States with the rail lines of the Burlington Route and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A state by state list of cities where Homeseekers' tickets are sold and the fare is also shown. Side 2 of the map provides detailed information related to the Homeseeker Excursions and a list of Burlington Representatives by location.

Image of Map00066 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00066 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the central portion of the United States with the rail lines of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Co. and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A shaded area denotes principal government lands open to Homestead Settlement along the Burlington Route. Additional information related to Colorado, South Dakota and Montana is provided. Side 2 of the map provides information related to Homesteading and testimonies of satisfied homesteaders.

Image of Map00067 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00067 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the western half of the United States with the rail lines of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Co. and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A shaded area denotes principal government lands open to Homestead Settlement along the Burlington Route. Additional information and images related to Colorado, South Dakota and Montana is provided. Side 2 of the map provides information related to Homesteading and testimonies of satisfied homesteaders.

Image of Map00068 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00068 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows the northern portion of the western half of the United States with the rail lines of the Burlington Route and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. Two shaded area denote the Crow Reservation lands and the Wind River lands Side 2 of the map provides information related to the sale of the land, fares and stock raising.

Image of Map00069 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00069 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows most of the United States with the rail lines of the Burlington Route and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A smaller inset map shows routes across the Pacific Ocean and is labeled "Direct Routes to the Orient Great Northern Steamship Co. and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company" Side 2 of the map provides information on Sleeping Car Service, Fast Mail, Dining Car Service, facts about travel to California via Colorado and The Great Northern Pacific S.S. Co. A list of all of the Burlington Route Station, their location on the map, population and altitude is provided.

Image of Map00070 - Uncataloged Maps

Map00070 - Uncataloged Maps

Side 1 of the map shows most of the United States with the rail lines of the Burlington Route, The National Park Line and connecting lines shown. States, cities, rivers and geographical features are labeled. A inset provides a list of Burlington Agents including their address and phone number for numerous U.S. cities. Side 2 of the map provides information on Fast Mail, Dining Car Service, National Parks, Colorado and other unusual resort regions.

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.