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The Sioux City & Pacific Railroad Company

The Library/Archives recently acquired this stock certificate for the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad Company. The company was founded in 1864 for the express purpose of building a connection between Sioux City, Iowa and the Union Pacific’s main line at … Continue reading

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Henry D. Perky, the Shredded Wheat King

Henry D. Perky (1843-1906), a businessman, inventor, and promoter, is best remembered for his invention of shredded wheat, a ready-to-eat cereal that revolutionized the way Americans ate breakfast. Less known is Perky‚Äôs early Nebraska background and his promotion of a … Continue reading

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