Bear River City
9.875 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.08 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"89. 133 [133 is crossed out] Bear River City" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: Bear River City (Scratched on negative) Image Description: See title. Many buildings with signs are shown. Physical Description: "Imperial Plate" collodion glass negative, 10"X13". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads

"Russell's wagon on left side foreground with black rectangular developing box on the back of the wagon. Bear River City was one of the notorious "hell-on-wheels" towns that sprang up along the railroad route. In one notorious incident, vigilantes hung a man accused of murder. Soon, his friends formed a mob and attacked the town. The riot was finally put down by soldiers from Ft. Bridger." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015. Source for information in remarks: David Bain, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad (New York: Viking, 1999), 562-3.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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