On April 24, 2008, LSRHA Trustee Clint Jones addressed the Technical & Business meeting of the Upper Peninsula Section of the Society of Mining Engineers held in Hancock, Michigan. The Upper Peninsula chapter, established in 1918, is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2008.
Clint's topic dealt with the subject of the Chicago & North Western Railway and its position of having been Upper Michigan's premier iron ore carrier.
Clint, who spoke in the Historical Subsection of the program, is President of Mineral Range, Inc. and operates a railway equipment, industry switching, and
transportation consulting firm providing short line startup expertise to customers.
In Baraboo, home of the LSRHA Archives, Trustee Dick Goddard will address the Sauk County Historical Society at their annual picnic the evening of Tuesday, June 8th. The event will be held at the show ground complex of the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club on Sand Road near Baraboo.
Dick will present a brief history of the Lake States for SCHS, which was first incorporated in 1905 and which operates the historic 1903 Van Orden Mansion as a house museum .The Society is also currently developing a the Sauk County History Center in the historic Island Woolen Mill office building in Baraboo.