Wednesday, May 07, 2008

UP Museum celebrates fifth anniversary

"UP Museum celebrates fifth anniversary" by Chad Nation, © The Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 05/07/2008. (News Article)

"... On Saturday, officials will once again drive ceremonial spikes – to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. The free museum, located at 200 S. Pearl, will celebrate its anniversary starting at 9:30 a.m. ... since the museum's opening, more than 100,000 people ... have passed through the doors ... Saturday's celebration is to honor all of the people who decided to preserve the Council Bluffs Carnegie Library ... " [More]

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C.P. Huntington Anecdote

Bill Bonner writes in The Daily Reckoning on May 7, 2008, the following anecdote about C.P. Huntington:
"One day in 1880, a dealer proposed to Collis P. Huntington, one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad … and the state of California, a certain number of old paintings, unsigned, at $2000 each. Huntington chose one, The guitar player, and paid $750 for it. Later, experts attributed the painting to Vermeer.

'I saw the money in it,' said Huntington."

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