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Railroaders Memorial - Carbondale, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 43.622 W 089° 12.995
16S E 304658 N 4177842
Quick Description: Memorial to railroad workers near the restored Illinois Central Passenger Depot in downtown Carbondale, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 9:26:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM6AH2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Pahaska_1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Text of plaque:

This statue was placed here by Station Carbondale, Inc. through donations from people dedicated to the preservation of Carbondale's railroad history.

The first train came to Carbondale, July 4, 1854.  As many as 53 passenger trains passed through here each day at the peak of our railroad activity.  We salute our railroaders for their hard work and dedication to their profession.  

Sector of the workforce: Railroad Workers

Created or Donated by which group: Station Carbondale, Inc. from donations from people of Carbondale

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