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History Train Rolls into Virginia

Contact:  Ellen Quinn, Public Information Officer,  (218) 726-2621




St. Louis County Celebrates 150th Anniversary

By Rolling Out History Train!


     As part of St. Louis County’s Sesquicentennial year, the “History Train” will continue its tour of the County in Virginia July 3 to the 7 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  In addition, a reception will be held on July 3 at 5:00 PM behind the Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant in Virginia, where officials and the public will be presented with special commemorative items.  This event is free and open to the public.


     The “History Train” will be bringing history directly to communities this summer in a fully renovated rail car, carrying a new exhibit about St. Louis County’s rich history. 


Upcoming locations include:  Biwabik                      July 13-16

                                                 Laskin Energy            July 21-23

                                                 Chisholm/ Hibbing     August 2-6

                                                 Mountain Iron            August 10-13

                                                 Proctor                       August 17-20


     Sponsors of this exhibit include St. Louis County, The Lake Superior Railroad Museum, The St. Louis County Historical Society and its local affiliates, Canadian National Railway, SMDC, the Benedictines, and Minnesota Power, and the Depot Foundation.


     For more information about this event or other Sesquicentennial events contact Ellen Quinn at (218) 726-2621 or . 


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