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Steffen Draws Good Crowd

Posted on 02 April 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Railroad author, teacher and historian, Dick Steffen presented a free program Saturday at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center.  Steffen’s program was entitled “Jewell Junction, A Railroad Town Then and Now”, and included a power point presentation with many rare photos and detailed information.  Steffen, a retired social studies teacher from South Hamilton, wrote his book in 2006.  His appearance last Saturday was due to a Humanities Iowa grant secured by Mike Wendel, Director of the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center.

Wendel’s attention now turns to a major fund raising event for the museum and history center.  The Iowa Railroad Historical Society is hosting the event next Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00 PM.  The theme is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and will feature both silent and live auction items.  Admission cost is $8.00 and advance tickets are available at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad website or by telephone.  Additional auction information is available on the website.

Dick Steffen conducting program on Jewell Junction at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center.

Dick Steffen conducting program on Jewell Junction at the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center.

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