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1909 Union Pacific Wooden Caboose


category : Railroad
1909 Union Pacific Wooden Caboose A 1909 wooden caboose given to the museum by the "Union Pacific Railroad."
This caboose is one of 26 known wooden "Union Pacific" cabooses still in existence in the United States and is the only one known of in Kansas.
Following a complete restoration the caboose celebrated its 100th birthday with a party on June 6th. Ribbon cutting birthday cake, clowns, games, fun and food. It is one of the most interesting structures to be found on the grounds of the Hodgden House Museum Complex. A must see on your next visit.


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The Hodgden House

The Hodgden House, built by Perry Hodgden, was the first private home to rebuild with stone after these fires. It was completed in 1878. The house was restored to its former elegance as one of the grand houses of Ellsworth in 1961.

Ellsworth, KS

Oriel Building

One of only a few bartizan style structures remaining in Kansas, the old Signature Insurance Building with its signature oriel window stands as an architectural landmark of the early drover history of Ellsworth, Kansas.

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Ellsworth Municipal Golf Course

Ellsworth is fortunate to boast one of the finest nine-hole golf courses in Central Kansas. Watered fairways and greens amongst the rolling hills make for an enjoyable and professional game. Elevated greens on nearly every hole make proper club selection a priority.

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