Train whistle sparks a historic picnic

A train whistle echoed through Antigo Wednesday, signaling a return to a bygone era on the grounds of the Langlade County Historical Society museum.

The whistle signaled the opening of the Society’s annual railroad picnic, a summertime tradition that drew about 200 diners to the museum for bratwurst, hamburgers, ice cream scooped by members of the Tree Toppers 4-H Club and, most importantly to some, cookies purchased through Antigo Bakery.

Music was provided by the B&C Band, who set up in front of the 440 steam locomotive and clock and played well into the very pleasant evening.

Full story: Antigo Daily Journal

Add new comment

Please refrain from adding URLs to unrelated or commercial websites. This site is moderated and comments with inappropriate links are rejected. Thank you for your understanding.

No profane language is allowed! Posts that contain profanity will not be published.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Enter the characters shown in the image.