Thursday, November 26, 2015

Union Pacific Railroad Museum: Animals

Located in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa within the former Carnegie Free Public Library building is the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. After serving as a library for over 95 years the public library relocated and the building was renovated into the museum and has served as such since May 10, 2003, which was the 134th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Animals along the railroad routes played an important role. Elk and bison were hunted for food and their hides. These taxidermy pieces portray their importance in the Union Pacific's history:

Web site:
Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Previous articles in the series:
Union Pacific Railroad Museum: Introduction
Union Pacific Railroad Museum: Portraits