Central & Union Pacific RR co belt buckle

Central & Union Pacific RR co belt buckle

CENTRAL & UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. Buckle
The myth: This buckle was issued to UPRR employees during the 1870s. The front shows Texas longhorn cattle being loaded into freight cars bound for the Chicago stock yard. Stamped on the back is “PROPERTY OF UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO” and “REWARD IF FOUND & DELIVERED TO H. G. BURT ESQ., UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD CO., OMAHA NEB.” (Horace G. Burt actually was the president of UPRR from 1898 through 1904.)

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