Linden Depot teaches significance of railroads

LINDEN, Ind. (WLFI) – Families got the chance to learn about the history of railroads while enjoying a little bit of the circus Saturday.

Circus Day was held at the Linden Depot to raise money for the museum. Museums tours, face painting and several vendor booths were some of the fun during Circus Day. There was also a circus act with clowns, sword swallowing and juggling.

Linden Depot Museum vice president Elizabeth Hendrickson says the event showed people the importance of trains to the circus.

“There’s a lot of people who aren’t really aware that there’s such a strong connection,” Hendrickson said. “But if it weren’t for trains, circuses wouldn’t have been able to travel like they did.”

Hendrickson said the event also promotes the history of railroads.

“We’re trying to promote the saving of railroad history, let people be aware of the importance of trains in history, as well as today,” said Hendrickson.

Profits from Circus Day will go toward the construction of the new circus themed model railroad. The display will showcase the important connection between circuses and trains.

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