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April 28th
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lake States 2019 Annual Banquet
Make plans now to attend the 12th annual 2019 Lake States Railway Historical Assn on Sunday April 28th here in Baraboo. FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER TO ATTEND, go to the HOME PAGE. Hope to see you there!
Only 1 week left to register for the annual Lakestates Rail History Banquet and meeting.

We would like to have your reservation by Mon. Apr.22 so the hotel can plan on enough food etc.

You can pay at the door but please let us know by the 22nd if you plan on attending.

For $30 you can attend 3 great presentations on RR history as well as enjoy a great lunch buffet.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW for more details and to register to attend!

Hope to see you at our 2019 Banquet & Program!

Please respond before April 22.
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Paul Swanson, Rory Peterson and Bob Ristow look over the Ed Wilkommen collection of slides.
by D. Evenson
Through the Massive scanning efforts of Trustee Paul Swanson, Don Pelltier, Sam Weber, Rory Peterson and Larry Foht the photos from the collections of Ritzman, Bruce Meyer slides, CRI&P, and the Edward Wilkommen collection. The format varies from 8 x 10 glass plate negatives, 8 x 10 film negatives and color slides from 35mm to 3 x 3 slides.
You can access these photos at our new bebsite www.lakestatesarchive.com. There you can download pictures for viewing or for purchase. Or click on link below.
>Use Policy:<
LSRHA makes these images available with the understanding that they are solely for personal private research purposes. Any use beyond, such as publication, copying, selling, sharing, displaying, public exhibition, or any distribution via email, uploading to internet sites or social media requires prior written permission. (Permission forms are available here) Additional fees may apply, see below. We do however encourage sharing links to our archive and individual images.

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Rory Peterson, Belvidere, IL and Larry Foht, Rockford, IL placing Ritzman prints into the new archival sleeves obtained through a grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
by D. Evenson
We are happy to announce that we have received a mini-grant from the Wisconsin Historical Society in the amount of $500. This is a matching grant so we have to raise an additional $500 in order to receive the grant. The money will be used to purchase archival sleeves for the safe storing of photographic prints in the Ritzman collection so they are available for viewing. Right now the prints are stored in numerous boxes that are not favorable to good photographic preservation.
Your help is needed to raise the additional $500 for the archival sleeves. You may send your contributions to Lake States Railway Historical Association, 330 Lynn Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. Mark your donation "Ritzman project". Any contribution is gratefully appreciated.


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One of FM's builders books showing diesel locomotives ready for shipping.
by D. Evenson
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.
THANK YOU.