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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Inside an 1800s Railroad Depot

 We're in Council Bluffs, Iowa exploring the ways in which people lived and traveled at the turn of the century at the Rails West Railroad Museum. Tons of interesting things to learn about here that give us a more complete picture of life in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

VIDEO HERE  (12:13 minutes)

7 comments:

  1. Damn near made me cry. My Uncle worked for NY Central Line for years.

    Young folk just don't get the real world.

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  2. Kenny, I gave up on the video when the guy called a shoe shine stand a stool to assist passengers in boarding. Holy shit, I must be getting old. Beats the alternative, I guess. Eod1sg Ret

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  3. How many railroad depots does that kid think were built any time other than the 19th century?

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    1. Them who only read of history in a book. They are devoid of the oral history passed down from grand dad, uncles, dad, and that sort. They are truly the latch key kids.

      Then they write of their 'knowledge'. And others like them lap it up.

      This is another reason that it ik s important to talk with kids, that they be receive a round education. Even if the kid aint yours, spend time with them. Public libraries ache to find volunteers to host book readings or to share oral histories. Of course, the library is only one of many venues. Heck, the pediatric ward is another.

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  4. Got to use Penn station in Baltimore a year ago. Love seeing living history.

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  5. Not too far from my stomping grounds. Council Bluffs (nee Kanesville) is an old railroad town.

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  6. Not too far from my stomping grounds. Council Bluffs (nee Kanesville) is an old railroad town.

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