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The Durham Museum, Omaha, NE 11/12/2010 Part 2



by Chris Guenzler



Next we will look at the O scale model railroad representing the Union Pacific's double track main line during the 1950s.





A very impressive O scale model railroad.





The inside of the SP 2986 made me feel like I was in the Overland Trail.





Bekins Van and Storage Company Truck.





The Omaha Union Stock Yard.





The Military in and around Omaha.





Early laws in Omaha.





Omaha as a Military Center.





An interesting model set up.





The riverboats were part of Omaha's history.





The Gateway to the West.





Arch of the States.





The Arts on Omaha.





Building Omaha.





Church Architecture in Omaha.





Lifelines Growth brings Changes.





A Mormon Covered Wagon.





The Bishop Clarkson Community Gallery.





Fur, Forts and Missionaries, Lewis and Clark and Fur Trade.





Opening the West.





A Stuffed Bison.





A picture of Union Station in Omaha.





The Sports Hall.





100 Years of Glory Omaha Football.





Three views in the Sports Hall.





Marlin Briscoe first black quarterback in pro football as he played for the Denver Broncos.





Two more views inside the Sports Hall.





Displays of Gale Sayers.





Lupe Joe Arenas.





Dave Remington.





The Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award.





Marlin Briscoe's Denver Bronco Jersey.





Marlin Briscoe Display.





More displays in the Sports Hall.





Omaha Gateway 80 Years of Union Station. Next I will show you the Crowning Achievements: The Traditions and Philanthropic History of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball





Though other Ak-Sar-Ben traditions have long since ceased, the annual Coronation Ball has remained a part of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Benís tradition. It has symbolized and supported the Omaha community for 114 years. The king is chosen in recognition of his current and past community endeavors. The queen has displayed great academic achievement, a heart for community betterment and a spirit of volunteerism. Today, the coronation ball provides over 50 scholarships to students in financial need through a partnership with the Horatio Alger.





Streetcar 1014.





The front of the Durham Museum.





The view of the Durham Museum from the bridge over the railroads. From here I drove to Golden Spike Park in Council Bluffs to see the Union Pacific 844 and Iowa Interstate QJ 7081 on display. After that I headed to the Union Pacific Museum but that is another story.



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