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BARN PHOTO EXHIBIT - Part II


BARN PHOTO EXHIBIT RECEPTION AND PROGRAM

 

The Carlton County Historical Society invites everyone to attend a reception and program for its new photo exhibit called "Barns of Carlton County" at its museum in Cloquet on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30 pm.  

 

The exhibit features historic photos of Carlton County barns, many now gone, as well as current barn photos taken by the Carlton County Historical Society Barn Photo committee volunteers. Committee members will be present to discuss the progress of the committee and its goal to photograph all the barns of Carlton County before they deteriorate. A power point program will be shown at 1 pm to give background on  forming a committee, and show additional images of Carlton County barns recently photographed.

 

Refreshments will be served. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children under 12, and free admission for children under 5 and Carlton County Historical Society members . The museum is handicapped accessible.  For more information, call 218-879-1938.



QUILT ADDED TO BARN EXHIBIT


This quilt made by Beverly Proulx, master quilter from North Branch MN, is called "Batik Web"
Proulx recently donated this quilt to the CCHS and presented a program on quilts called "An Eye for Color".


TRAINS AND THE 1918 FIRE


CARLTON COUNTY TRAINS

     Trains in Carlton County played many different roles in the Great Fires of 1918.

·    They evacuated thousands of refugees.

·    They suffered damage and loss of railroad buildings.

·    They were found to have caused the fires with sparks from smokestacks & wheels.





HISTORIC CARLTON COUNTY TRAINS


DULUTH & NORTHEASTERN RR

NORTHERN PACIFIC RR

GREAT NORTHERN RR

CANADIAN NATIONAL RR

SOO LINE RR


A CENTURY AGO - THE GREAT 1918 FIRE