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All aboard! Algonquin Mill Festival goers train their eyes on the past

FPS staff report

Train stationThe fall weather was gorgeous, except for a portion of last Sunday, the final day of the three-day run of this year’s edition of the Algonquin Mill Festival at Petersburg.

As a result, festival officials tagged overall attendance at over 25,000 and better than last year.

They also said monetary figures matched last year.

But, all that wasn’t on the minds of festival goers, who swarmed to the mill site to take in a big slice of yesteryear.....the way their great grandparents and great-great grandparents might have lived, worked and played.

Take a more indepth look at this year’s festival by heading on back to Page C-1.

PHOTO: The Mill’s train depot was a popular place for young and old alike. Festival goers took in all the wonders of the HO gauge display being monitored by Dave Dray of Augusta. Outside, behind the depot was a working larger scale coal-burning engine where youngsters could ride in the pulling car.

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