State Representative Mursau awarded The Lumberjack Steam Train and Camp 5 Museum for commemorating 50 successful years of operation
Lots of foundations dedicate themselves to preserving history.
One local foundation is keeping alive the tradition of getting robbed by cowboys and fleeing on a steam train.
State Representative Mursau awarded The Lumberjack Steam Train and Camp 5 Museum for commemorating fifty successful years of operation.
President of the Laona Area Chamber of Commerce Kristopher Tryczak says he has seen the museum substantially grow over the past few years.
“They just keep adding to it and its only getting better,” said Tryczak.
He sees the impact this museum and foundation has on the Laona community.
“Having people here, getting people here, and just really experiencing the culture and you know, the entire area,” sais Tryczak.
President of Camp 5 Museum Foundation Cate Dellin understands the importance of having a museum to share the history of Laona with the world.
“Attracting people from all over the world, all over the country, to come here to this small town in Wisconsin and ride the 1916 steam locomotive as well as enjoy the history,” said Dellin.
This is the only running steam train of its kind in the entire world.
Dellin believes coming to the Lumberjack Steam Train and Camp 5 Museum is a unique experience for a number of reasons.
“I don’t think there’s any place in the world that you can go ride a steam train and then be held up by cowboys. So why don’t you come on out to camp 5 and enjoy a day and learn something but have a lot of fun,” said Dellin.