Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By John Gale
Nebraska Secretary of State 

State Of Travel


Long before planes, there were trains. And as we reach the close of 2012, we are also reaching the end of a year-long celebration marking Union Pacific Railroad’s 150th anniversary.

All Nebraskans are proud to claim Union Pacific as a Nebraska enterprise and to celebrate its deep and strong ties to our state’s rich history and its future.

In my own family, my grandfather John C. Gale was known as “Iron Hat” during his years as Chief Special Agent for Union Pacific. He was a good friend and close associate of William Jeffers, a legendary figure as President of Union Pacific. My grand...

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