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Video, railroad music featured at Glidden Homestead

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 10th, 2013

Bill Cummings runs an early 1900s model steam HO train at a recent “Railroad Days” event a the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center. The train will be running Sunday, July 14, from noon to 4 p.m., in addition to a 1948 video about the founding of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad at 1 and 2:30 p.m. (Provided photo)

DEKALB — Railroad programming continues at DeKalb’s J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center Sunday, July 14, including a 1948 video about the building of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.

Railroads played a key role in shaping the future of many Illinois communities, including DeKalb.

To commemorate Joseph F. Glidden’s part in bringing the railroad through DeKalb back in the late 1800s, the Homestead & Historical Center dedicated to preserving Glidden’s legacy will offer special programming July 14 and 28.

The programs are among others that will be held throughout the year to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Glidden’s birth. The Glidden Homestead & Historical Center is located at 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, between Copy Service and Burger King.

Railroad enthusiasts, Bill Cummings of DeKalb, and Rich DeMink of Downers Grove, are featured presenters during the Glidden Railroad Days programming.

For the complete article see the 07-09-2013 issue.

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