Historian and train enthusiast Dr. Rudolph Daniels presents the history of Iowa’s railways in full conductor regalia at Riverbend Retirement Community.

Dr. Rudolf Daniels recounted Iowa’s crucial role in the history of America’s railroad industry in a presentation at Riverbend Retirement Community, July 14. The program was brought to Cascade by the Cascade Public Library and Humanities of Iowa.

A history professor who has taught in colleges around America and Germany, he began his teaching and presentation career focusing on Russia and Soviet Union history. Over the years, his boyhood fascination with trains merged with his historical work.