Updated 'Following the Train Tracks' Apr 19

 

Since the earliest days of railroading, Fond du Lac has been a hub. In her updated program, Following the Train Tracks, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, local historian Tracy Reinhardt will share stories and photos from Fond du Lac’s early days of railroading, including depots and famous wrecks. The programs are free; no registration required.

Reinhardt was born and raised in Fond du Lac County and has been collecting stories of family and early Fond du Lac history for over 40 years. She is library director/archivist for the Fond du Lac County Historical Society.

“Following the Train Tracks” is part of the library’s monthly History at Home program, which focuses on local and state history at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Upcoming programs include:

  • May 17: 40th Anniversary of Walleye Weekend
  • June 21: For the Love of Cheeses

In the photo: Bustling travelers crowd the Chicago & Northwestern Depot on Brooke Street in this photo from the 1950s.

 

 

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