Rotary Club Learns About Impact of Railroads in Winn Parish

Rotary Club Learns About Impact of Railroads in Winn Parish

Donald Boyett, left and Tommy Henderson spoke to Rotarians about trains, both real and model trains, during the club’s Oct. 30 meeting. Rotarian Bob Holeman arranged the program.

Donald Boyett and Tommy Henderson were guest speakers at the October 30 meeting of the Rotary Club of Winnfield where they detailed the history of railroad lines and how trains impacted the growth of Winn Parish through the years.

Younger residents might think that trains played only a small role since there remains only one active track with just an occasional train. However, older citizens recall the hustle and bustle of train service here and recall the varied whistle-blowing patterns of different engineers as their trains approached town.

 

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