Monday, November 14, 2011

More Trains

A week or so ago I went to our local arts and crafts show.  It had all the usual stuff, paintings, beading, bags, dolls; nothing exciting or even very good there.  However there was a display put together by the Tonopah and Tidewater Historical Society.  Tonopah is a small town in the northern part of our county.  Mining made it important at the time when the county lines were drawn and it is still our county seat.  It's got well under 10% of the population of Pahrump but changing county lines or even the county seat is difficult to do.  Anyway, a group of people have a plan to build a scale model of the Tonopah and Tidewater Rail Road.  Apparently they already have permission to use a building in Death Valley Junction, CA.  They had a little display to give the public a taste of what they want to do.  They also were selling raffle tickets at $5 each to finance this little plan.  Here are photos from my cell phone of their setup.

The U shaped building in the top of the first photo is an actual building and is where the display is intended to be located.  We'll see what happens.  Have a good one.

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