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Railroad Fearless Fred Trolley Tours

Date(s): 07/26/2014 @ 10:00a.m. - 08/17/2019 - 10:00a.m.
Venue: Bowlus Fine Arts Center east side parking
Address: 205 E.. Madison
Iola, KS 66749
Telephone Number: 620.365.5252
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Event Description:
Iola Historic Railroad Tour:Iola Depot
This tour will cover the history of the railroads when they came to Iola.  Different railroads  were built in the late 1800s. and it looked as if Iola would become the industrial area because of the many railroads that came through town.  The men who sold the land to  build the railroads were aggressively convincing people to jump on the trains.  We even had an electric train that came into existence in the early 1900s, butOld Iola Electric Trolley it, too, failed as the cars and trucks became the way of travel. 
As we travel around Iola, the different stories of the rail and depots will be told.
Call Iola Chamber of Commerce 620.365.5252 or email for advanced tickets
Advanced tickets: $6
Tickets that day: $7
Meet at the Iola Chamber Parking lot at 10a.m.
Trolley leaves at 10:00 a.m.-12 noon
contact info
Donna Houser
205 E. Madison Ave
Iola, KS 66749
Phone: 620.228.0439
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