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Celebrate our heritage with pride


All aboard!
The 16th Annual Rainy River Railroad Daze Festival steams into town this weekend and it promises to be a jam packed event.
I have already seen people in town visiting and here for the annual fun.
The committee deserves a big round of applause for getting all stops to hold events for both visitors and locals alike.
Inside this paper you will find our 15th annual Rainy River Record Heritage edition, full of railroad history, photos and great bargains from local merchants! So be sure to save it as a keepsake and to use the schedule of events as your guide around town this weekend.
To some it seems just like yesterday when the steam engines thundered in and out of Rainy River, making our town the great place it is today!
Now the diesels motor in and out of the town and a good many of our citizens work either directly on the rails or indirectly in other related trades.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the railroad and all the hard working men and women that have lived and continue to live here and work from here on the rails.
So this weekend take pride and celebrate our heritage with joy.
–Until then,
PS remember... next year the party moves to the long weekend in August when we will celebrate Rainy River’s 100th Anniversary!