Discover Marquette’s railroad history Sept. 17

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Little barrel rides are a popular activity for kids at Marquette's annual Railroad Days, held Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Depot Museum and Information Center. (NIT file photo)

Discover Marquette’s vast railroad history at the annual Railroad Days celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Depot Museum and Information Center.

Little barrel rides for the kids, as well as caricature drawings with John Mundt, will kick off the day, at 10 a.m., and run into the afternoon.

At 11 a.m., see if the train gets robbed, as the Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s street theater crew performs.

Learn about the history of telegraphy at 1 p.m. Stories and remembrances from former railroad employees will also begin at that time, continuing until 2 p.m.

At 2 p.m., a steam locomotive movie will be presented.

Throughout the day, enjoy tours of the Depot Museum, which houses an extensive collection of railroad and Marquette history. A raffle drawing will also be held, and food will be provided by the Marquette Cafe and Bar and Marquette American Legion
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