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Page 2b Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation G Golden Age of Railroad Comes Alive During Annual Milbank Train Festival LAKE FARLEY STATION, located in Lake Farley Park in northwest Milbank, is reached by Highway 15. An authen- tic depot and railroad museum have been moved to the site. The festival is held the second weekend in August. In addition to train rides, it features a model train exhibit in the National Guard Armory, antique car show and Arts in the Park with a variety of entertainment. The park is locat- ed south of the courthouse. [//l r In the second weekendi August, Milbank co, alive with a celebration.m the golden age or r The 15th Annual Milb. Train Festival is plannad Aug. 13-15. Milbank had beginning in 1880 whentl Chicago, Milwaukee ana Paul rails reached the Whetstone Valley. At the center of this bration, which has ignated one of South ta's top 100 events, is Whetstone passenger train visitors the opportunity traverse the Grant countryside the same travelers did at the the century. Milbank's Lake which has noticeable " recent years, has the headquarters for popular weekend. A line, built by three years ago, Sisseton carries the Whetstone ley Express to the 1911-vintage depot passengers board embark from the train. A platform was recently to facilitate loading and unloading passengers. Also on grounds is a railroad tun, next door to the Between train rides, are other activities to rience in Milbank. Visitors are invited stroll through Courthouse Park for Victorian-era Arts in Park throughout the Festival weekend. than a hundred display their wares entertainment in the hand shelter goes on the day and into the ing. Other traditional Festival attractions the model train show Aud in Milbank. train enthusiasts across the Midwest trains of various vendors are on modeling supplies, and other railroad bflia. The Whetstone Rodeo is held at the bowl rodeo of Milbank. Spectator this team ranch rodeo watch cowboys in competitive riding roping events. For car enthusiastS, annual Train Festival show will be hard to Classic cars, from rods to antiques, fill Norwest Bank and spread out onto Street. Page 2b Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation G Golden Age of Railroad Comes Alive During Annual Milbank Train Festival LAKE FARLEY STATION, located in Lake Farley Park in northwest Milbank, is reached by Highway 15. An authen- tic depot and railroad museum have been moved to the site. The festival is held the second weekend in August. In addition to train rides, it features a model train exhibit in the National Guard Armory, antique car show and Arts in the Park with a variety of entertainment. The park is locat- ed south of the courthouse. [//l r In the second weekendi August, Milbank co, alive with a celebration.m the golden age or r The 15th Annual Milb. Train Festival is plannad Aug. 13-15. Milbank had beginning in 1880 whentl Chicago, Milwaukee ana Paul rails reached the Whetstone Valley. At the center of this bration, which has ignated one of South ta's top 100 events, is Whetstone passenger train visitors the opportunity traverse the Grant countryside the same travelers did at the the century. Milbank's Lake which has noticeable " recent years, has the headquarters for popular weekend. A line, built by three years ago, Sisseton carries the Whetstone ley Express to the 1911-vintage depot passengers board embark from the train. A platform was recently to facilitate loading and unloading passengers. Also on grounds is a railroad tun, next door to the Between train rides, are other activities to rience in Milbank. Visitors are invited stroll through Courthouse Park for Victorian-era Arts in Park throughout the Festival weekend. than a hundred display their wares entertainment in the hand shelter goes on the day and into the ing. Other traditional Festival attractions the model train show Aud in Milbank. train enthusiasts across the Midwest trains of various vendors are on modeling supplies, and other railroad bflia. The Whetstone Rodeo is held at the bowl rodeo of Milbank. Spectator this team ranch rodeo watch cowboys in competitive riding roping events. For car enthusiastS, annual Train Festival show will be hard to Classic cars, from rods to antiques, fill Norwest Bank and spread out onto Street.