Looking Back: Eisenhower funeral train

Looking Back: Eisenhower funeral train

A copy of a color photograph of Dwight Eisenhower’s west bound funeral train, taken April 1, 1969, as it slowly passes through Washington, Indiana, to Abilene, Kansas, where the former President was buried. The Peoples Bank Building can be see in the far left background. The train stopped in Washington for about 15 minutes for a brief ceremony. A crowd estimated between 10,000 to 15,000 lined the tracks to pay tribute to the former general and president. This item is part of a large collection of documents and photos owned by Dale Smith about the City of Washington, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company or the B & O Shops in Washington. Mr. Smith allowed the Daviess County Museum to scan the items into the Museum’s collection.