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History Train Steams into Hibbing

Categories: 2006 Press Releases | Author: SuperUser Account | Posted: 7/26/2006 | Views: 17763
June 24, 2006

Contact:  Ellen Quinn

               Public Information Officer

               (218) 726-2621

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

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 Hibbing August 2 – 6, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  In addition, a reception will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 4:00 PM at the train, which is located at 19th Street and 5th Ave. West, near the Municipal Steam Plant.  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:  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 quinne@co.st-louis.mn.us.

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