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Putting Steam to a Dream

Most of the time, the realization of a dream is not an easy thing. Vision creates a dream, and it evolves over time. In the case of the steam engine, steam-engine pioneer Oliver Evans was that visionary. In 1800, he … Continue reading

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Doing the Right Thing has Its Rewards.

Doing the right thing has its rewards. That’s what the 1880 Train found out in hosting the Prairie to Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp last week for seven young people. As one camper said, “When I came here, I … Continue reading

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Follow our new blog on wordpress beginning tomorrow

Follow our new blog on wordpress beginning tomorrow…written by ME–Debbie, the new 1880 Train blogger. By day, I am the communications director for the Mount Rushmore Society. By night, on weekends and between kids’ events, I convey the vision of … Continue reading

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What is the 1880 Train?

An 1880 Train ride is a two-hour, narrated 20-mile roundtrip between Hill City and Keystone. Passengers view vistas of Harney Peak, mining encampments and participate in good old-fashioned fun. Trains follow the original route of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy … Continue reading

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