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Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Looking east along Broadway from Fourth Street in 1900, the only traffic was two street cards and few horse-drawn buggies. At that time The Nonpareil occupied the building now known as the IOOF Temple. The postal…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Taken from a postcard, dated 1908, this scene looks north on Pearl Street. At left is the Free Public Library. At right is the old Merriam block. Beno's store is in the distant center and a streetcar is midway up the…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--A 1912 post card rom the collection of Art Rogers, 130 Park Ave., shows the entrance and pavilion at Fairmount Park. Easy access to the park at that time was by open streetcar, shown at left. Flower planters, brick…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Streetcars played an important role in everyday life here when this photo of Broadway--looking west from the Masonic Temple--was taken in 1908. There are three trams in the photo. The only other visible means of…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--About 1892 the Omaha and Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge Co. barns at Twenty-eighth St. and Avenue A, were little more than a shelter constructed of corrugated metal over a wood frame. This old photo comes from A.J.…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--In the 1880s, Broadway and Pearl Street looked like this copy of an old picture in the files of the City Water Works. On the corner was the Burlington Railroad ticket office in the Everett building. Real Estate…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Broadway, looking east from Fourth St., is shown as it appeared about the turn of the century. The Nonpareil was published in the IOOF Building at that time, street cars rumbled up and down the main street, among the…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in 1895 the first double truck streetcar was built in Omaha and Council Bluffs Railway and Bridge Company Shops at 28th Street and Avenue A. Made from two horse drawn cars, the new unit was No. 51. The picture…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Back in 1903 Fairmount Park was a popular spot in Council Bluffs, but had no paved roads. And most persons reached it by way of street car. This photo from Park Superintendent John Christensen, shows a public pavilion…

photo on Broadway looking west (from Pearl Street?) with Council Bluffs Savings bank on the left. Man in bowler hat crossing the street, where people are boarding a streetcar. Horsedrawn carriage in front of the bank.

The streetcar cut at Fairmount Park

The streetcar stop at Fairmount Park

Oct 21, 1894.tif
Photograph of a streetcar


Streetcars M177.tif
Photographs and negatives local streetcars.


Streetcars S774a.tif
Photograph of a streetcar at 30th street and Avenue A in Council Bluffs, IA.


Fires O484a.tif
Eight photographs of Omaha's Cable Power house after a fire. January 1899.

September/October 2015 Historical Society newsletter.
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