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Railroad depots topic of book event Aug. 13 at Grand View

The Nisswa Area Historical Society will host a book presentation and signing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.13, at Grand View Lodge's Gull Lake Center. 

Author Bill Schrankler will discuss his new book, “Shadows of time … Minnesota’s Surviving Depots."

The book brings to life 168 of Minnesota’s remaining railroad depots, including the local depots at Nisswa, Lake Hubert and Pine River. 

Schrankler will share entertaining, fact-filled information gathered along with hundreds of photographs, maps and other images. His narrative provides a look at Minnesota railroad history through brief studies of the aging structures that range from opulent buildings to small wooden structures. 

The evening will be informative for all interested in history, railroad or trains.

The meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.