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George Francis Train Extended Conversation

This is the extended conversation about the life and history of Union Pacific railroad promoter and profiteer George Francis Train.

Special thanks to Quintin Slovek for sharing this story. Quintin is a local historian and researcher with a focus on early Omaha and Nebraska history. He teaches history classes covering the many colorful figures, places, and events that shaped this area for the Metro Community College Continuing Education program.

David started in broadcasting at his hometown radio station in Holdrege, Nebraska while still in high school. He went on to earn journalism and law degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has worked for a number of radio and television stations around the United States. He is a big advocate for community media and loves being a part of the local fabric of NPR. He also has a cat.