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February 27th
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
BRHS Archive work days
Thursday Feb. 27 Wednesday, March 25 Tuesday, April 21 Thursday, May 21 Wednesday, June 17 Tuesday, July 21
April 26th
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lake States 2020 Annual Banquet & Seminar
Make plans now to attend the 13th Annual 2020 Lake States Railway Historical Assn Banquet & Seminar on Sunday April 26th here in Baraboo with registration starting at 10:30. It will be the usual format; more info to follow. Hope to see you there!
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File cabinets waiting to be unloaded.
by Don Evenson
Volunteer Don Evenson and President Bob Ristow picked up a load of legal size file cabinets and four map cases for storing rolled drawings at the old Baraboo City Hall. The cabinets were acquired through the Wisconsin Auction Site for a grand total og $59 and only had to be transported 6 blocks.
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President Bob Ristow checks out the new server recently installed to increase storage capacity and improve work flow between computer stations.
by Don Evenson
Lake States receives a $2,000 grant from the Tom E. Dailey Foundation for phase three of their IT upgrade. This will finish the upgrade with the addition of a non-interruptable power supply and an external back up hard drive that will automatically do backups every day.
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On Monday, Oct. 14 Scott Lothes and his staff from the Center for Railroad Photography and Art pay Lake States a visit.
They followed the WSOR ‘Reedsburg Rocket’ through Devil’s Lake State Park taking photographs as the train traveled along the east side of the lake nestled under the east bluff.
Then they stopped to visit Lake States and look at some of the photographic collections in the archive.
President Scott Lothes of the Center was quite impressed with the Bruce Meyer collection of railroad images.
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A new volunteer signs on to work at Lake States Archive.
Ray Sommerfeldt is a retired conductor and worked for the Canadian Pacific out of Portage, WI.
Ray lives just north of Baraboo and has volunteered at the Rock County Historical Society.
Lake States president Bob Ristow immediately put Ray to work organizing Milwaukee Road passenger car floor plans for data entry.
You are welcome to become a member of Lake States Railroad Historical Association.
Keep abreast of what the Archive is doing and what collections we are working on.
You will receive our newsletter telling you what's happening as well as interesting railroad history.
Access to our collection of some 2,000 books on railroading as other historic periodicals and photos will be available to you.
Click on the link below print and fill out the application and mail it to LSRHA.