National Geographic : 1952 Apr
© National Geographic Society 472 Killaclrome byJohn .Fletcher Thriving Russell Celebrates Ten Years of Growth. A Parade Down Main Street Opens Its Five-day Prairiesta Seventy German pioneers from Wisconsin founded Russell eight decades ago; they built homes of mud and sod. Inthose days theUnion Pacific and Kansas Pacific had just opened the Great Plains by pushing rails west. This miniature train, a loan from the Union Pacific, commemorates those stirring times.