It is a shame most visitors to Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) do not notice this small building near the Museum entrance. A visit to the building reveals many examples of old graffiti carved into the exterior siding boards. The visitor will be rewarded with a little wider perspective about railroad history. A warning: some of what the visitor will discover is not “politically correct” by today’ standards. But, this is OK, because museums are places where “telling like it really was” is encouraged, if not required, as it is at OERM. I consider some of the carvings as benchmarks from which we may measure our progress toward a civil society.
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