On this day: Sept. 22, 1954

Pasco Mayor Harry Custer, who is also Northern Pacific passenger and freight agent, asked the City Council if they wanted an old model steam engine as a historic relic to put up in Volunteer Park. "Yep, if it's free, we'll take it" the council said. Custer thought it would be a fitting monument to Pasco, which got its start as a "railroad town."