Manuscripts/Mixed Material [How R. R. came to Niobrara, Nebraska]
By nightfall the new railroad had that right-of-way. Meanwhile the officials of the Fremont Elkhorn and Missouri Valley R. [Y.?] had become alarmed. The Niobrara R. [Y.?] [???], South Dakota directly across the Missouri from Niobrara. Who could say that they were not the ones behind the new railroad which would tap the rich resources of the [?] Country in South Dakota? It is suspected that the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri R. [Y.?] officials fell into something a panic. [?] action followed. On Thanksgiving day, 1900 a large force of Civil Engineers and [?] men arrived in Niobrara under command of George F. [?], Gen'l manager of the Fremont line.
They now wanted to build the railroad. The new line for [?] consideration sold the Fremont people their right-of way. And in the spring of 1901 the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley R. [Y.?] reached Niobrara!
It is now part of the Northwestern line extending to [?] South Dakota, a lasting moment to the steel nerve and [??] of the pioneer business men of Niobrara, for there was not at any time money enough in the treasury of the Niobrara, Missouri River and Black Hills, R. [Y.?] Co. to lay a single mile of track.
Oh, there is a little city
(And we think its rather pretty)
In a corner of Nebraska
By the old Missouri's shore
Here the highland joins the lowland,
One swift river meets another,
Niobrara joins Missouri
By the Niobrara shore.