Train events planned at May markets


The Fredonia Farmers’ Market will host small train “choo and chew” events on two consecutive Saturdays this month (May 7 and May 14) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Forest Masonic Lodge, 321 E. Main St.
For nearly 100 years, the primary means of transporting the
agricultural abundance of Chautauqua County to cities in all
directions was by rail. National Train Day, in commemoration of the
anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike linking East and West
on May 10, 1869, is usually celebrated on the second Saturday of May
each year.

However, to allow folks with rail interests to also attend
events at the Jamestown Gateway Erie Train Station on Saturday, May14 and to promote Dunkirk Railroad History at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds on Central Avenue on Sunday, May 15, the FFM is hosting “Plankville Junction,” a switching puzzle layout, for market visitors age 12 and older. There will also be a railroad trivia quiz. Admission is free and, as always, there will be free pancakes made by DeGolier Maple Products of Forestville.






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