Monday, February 18, 2008

"Pop" Frank Steunenberg to his son (my grandfather) Julian

March 16, 1905
Frank Steunenberg to Julian Steunenberg

...."You do not need to take sleeper (train) - I have crossed the continent twice without taking a sleeper and you certainly can ride one night in a chair car or coach."
It seems even as governor, Frank had taken the train to Washington D.C. and sat up all the way! Julian wasn't going to get away with paying for a sleeper car just to come back from Walla Walla/College Place, Washington (State) to Caldwell, Idaho. Click pics to enlarge.

Just over nine months later Frank Steunenberg would be assassinated.

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