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|Picnic Shelter Dedicated to Railroad Museum
|There's a new addition outside the Galesburg Railroad Museum that celebrates the city's rail history and those who've donated to the facility that first opened in 2004.
Saturday morning Museum President Jim Clayton dedicated Colton Park Shelter number-one-- a picnic area that honors the rail industries, local unions, and families who've made Galesburg the iconic railroad city it is today.
74th District State Representative Don Moffitt tells WGIL its construction is a major milestone for the city.
"We're taking time to reflect on where we've been and where we're at today," Moffitt said. "It really does tie it together down here, to recognize the contributions of the great workforce that the railroad has always enjoyed, and the workforce that's been out of Galesburg here -- current employees here and those who have retired -- but the changes in the plans for the future, too."
Re-dedicated as part of the weekend's Railroad Days celebration was the commemorative walk-way. The brick path extends from the picnic shelter to the steps of the museum.
A boulder commemorating Hispanic contributions to the railroad was also re-located to be within several feet of the green shelter. Born in Mexico, Mayor Sal Garza says he's proud and humbled to see the monument honored again.
(Museum President Jim Clayton dedicates Colton Park Shelter #1 on Saturday).
(A boulder recognizing the Hispanic contributions to the railroad was relocated at the Amtrak Depot).
(A commemorative brick walk-way was re-dedicated Saturday).
(WGIL Photos and News Story by Kyle Schassburger)
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