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The Development of the Union Pacific Transfer Grounds at Council Bluffs By Ryan Roenfeld
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The Union Pacific Transfer Grounds at Council Bluffs developed along the shores of Spoon Lake after 1867. The railroad yards grew into a key component of the transcontinental railroad as the city of... More > Council Bluffs grew around it.< Less
Tales From the Squirrel Cage Jail Volume 2 By Ryan Roenfeld
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From the outside it looks like a stately home. Inside, it's quite different. Just 18 rotary cell jails were ever build. Most were promptly condemned as unsafe and cruel, but the biggest one lasted... More > the longest, its three story 90,000 pound rotating cell block serving as the Pottawattamie County jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa from 1885 until 1969. This book is the second in a series, exploring the conditions of local incarceration before the "squirrel cage" was built, and goes into detail of the crimes of some of those who called it "home" over the years.< Less
Tales From the Squirrel Cage Jail By Ryan Roenfeld, Richard Warner
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A history of the 1885 "Squirrel Cage" rotary cell jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and information about some of the colorful prisoners housed there over the years and their crimes.
Great Pains By Bill Latham
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Bill Latham's GREAT PAINS is part 5 of an ongoing project generally published as Greetings, Fellow Space Cadets. This is a collection of his short fiction. Bill Latham has been published previously... More > by Samizdada and was a frequent guest on the radio program The Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed for 91.7 KVRX. The collection features 16 short stories and 15 poems written between 2004-2012.< Less
A Memoir about Herman Friedman By Richard Friedman
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A memoir of my father, Herman Friedman, 1893-1966. He was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa; educated at the University of Pennsylvania (BS, Wharton, 1917) and served as a 2nd Lt in the AEF... More > in France 1918-19. After living in Florida and Chicago in the 1920s and 30s, returned to Omaha/Council Bluffs where he married in 1941.< Less
A Compiled History of the George May Family (1807-1910) By Don Emerson Gardner
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A compilation of information and sources regarding the George May family who emigrated from England to the U.S. in 1852. Most of the family died near Council Bluffs, Iowa, but four orphans made the... More > 1,000-mile journey across the Plains to Utah. This history recounts their lives and accomplishments.< Less
John Smith, Uncle of the Prophet By JEREMY C. SCHWENDIMAN
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Biography of John Smith, the fourth presiding patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first of Joseph Smith Jr.'s relatives to accept the gospel message and be... More > baptized. Following missionary service in New York, John and his family joined the saints in Kirtland, Ohio. Being called to lead the saints at Adam-Ondi-Ahman, John witnessed as mobs and government officials destroyed the saints' homes, stole their property, and issued an act of total extermination. Following the blissful years in Nauvoo, John traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as the saints were again driven from their homes. After leading the saints in Salt Lake City during Brigham Young's return trip to Council Bluffs, John was called to be the patriarch over the entire church.< Less