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Railroad Arrives

a Pelzer, Mildred Railroad Arrives Longfellow School 10-27-08 full image c.jpg

This Pelzer mural depicts the arrival of the railroad in Iowa City on January 1, 1856, as reported in Bob Hibbs's "Historic Scenes by Mildred Pelzer 1934."

This digital photograph of the painting was taken by Cheryll Clamon.


Lynch, Mildred Weenink Pelzer , “Railroad Arrives,” Iowa City Public Library, accessed June 29, 2017,