Union Pacific

Our Historical Markers across Nebraska highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past.

Today, we're focusing on a marker in Big Springs, which commemorates the first and greatest robbery of a Union Pacific train.

Welcome to Marker Monday! Each Monday we will feature one of Nebraska’s hundreds of historical markers. If you’d like to see a specific marker featured, send an email to jill.dolberg@nebraska.gov.


The Library/Archives recently acquired this stock certificate for the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company.

Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company stock certificate (NSHS RG5000)

5988 back

Source: Mrs. Ethel Carleton

If you had to guess the history of this object, what would you think? Perhaps an old, well-used picture frame?  Actually it’s original purpose was a window frame, and it’s part of a much bigger story.

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