Wisconsin Rail History
around the country, May-September - 1999
May 29-31. Bangor,
WI. Songbird's Hootenanny and Anti-War Rally. Featuring Larry
Penn, Banjo Fred, Captain Dingo. Camping at the town fairgrounds, program
Sportsman's Bar on Memorial Day afternoon
June 4-6. Atchison,
Kansas. Northeast Kansas Railroaders and Liberty Justice
sponsor event at RR Museum in Steamtrain Maury's and Amelia Earharts,
Liberty will sing his song about heroic engineer Britten Kraft, buried
June 11-13. Pullman,
IL. South side of Chicago. Luther the Jet hosts Hobo
Weekend at Grand Hobo Concert, June 13 at the planned community where
Sleeping Cars were built. Poetry reading organized by Oats. Free concert
(donations requested) featuring Luther the Jet, Liberty Justice, Rik
from Vermont, Sara Jane Moody and Marisa Anderson from Florence, CO.,
Fred. Camping and RV space at park.
June 11-13. Ely,
Nevada. Railroad Folklife Festival: music, poetry, stories,
photos , mining and cowboy songs. Jungle with stew. Kuddie, Larry Penn,
Ross, Gail Heil and Bob Bovee, Bob and Diana Suckiel. Richard Seinhemier
show and discuss his famous Western railroad photos.
June 18-20. North
Freedom, WI. Hobo weekend at Mid-Continent Railroad Museum.
Excellent camping and RV space. Free steam train rides for hobos; stew
June 18-20. Dunsmuir,
CA. Roadhog's old festival is on again at the Shangi-La of
railroad division points, just south of Mt. Shasta. For those wanting
around until June 22, McCloud Railway will be running double-headed
their line around the base of Mt. Shasta.
June 18-27. Sacramento,
CA. Railfair 99. Rose Tattoo will be performing June
17-22; many other events including steam run up Feather River Canyon
on June 26.
July 18-24. Duncan,
NE. Redbird's second annual railfest at this little town
along the UP Main--many trains.
August 12-15. Britt,
IA. 99th Annual National Hobo Convention, the granddaddy of
Pennsburg. PA. East Coast Hobo Gathering on the campus of the
Perkiomen School. Hobo musicians, artists, poets, and storytellers,
stew and trackside coffee. Hosted by Redbird Express and Keystone Bob.
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