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Grass Between the Rails

Event Details

October 15, 2017 2:00 PM — October 15, 2017 3:00 PM
Location: Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd St
Maquoketa, 52060
Contact Name: Jessica Wagner
Email: jess@jacksonccb.com
Phone: 5636523783
Website: www.jacksonccb.com

Event Description

Celebrate Iowa’s railroad heritage with a unique blend of stories and original folk songs about the development of railroads in Iowa from Denny Rehder, a historian from Des Moines. Denny will share with us stories of national importance such as the race across Iowa to connect with the transcontinental railroad to the West, and local history, including the poor service offered by the “Slow Norwegian.” Other topics include the somber “Worst Wreck Ever,” a farm boy’s remembrance of “The One Elephant Circus,” and the rollicking “Doodlebug.” Thanks to Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau, this program is free and open to the public. Join us for Dinner in the Diner at 12:30 on October 15th. Tickets for dinner on sale now.