Brown Bag Briefing–Fort Dodge Area Railways

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October 24, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Al Nelson, local author and historian. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the first locomotive (the Hattie Sherman) steaming into our young and thriving town. Throughout the 1860s, Fort Dodge was the third fastest growing town in Iowa. This presentation tells the story, with pictures, of how the railroad came to town and the principal people involved. This may have been the most important and exciting event in the history of our town.