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Phillips County Museum News for Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The town of Bowdoin came into being in April 1917, when the Great Northern Railway created a new division point on their railroad line. Contracts for the construction of 15 miles of tracks, a 23-stall roundhouse, a storehouse, coal chute, water treating plant, office building, depot, railroad hotel and restaurant, ice house and ice tram and water reservoir were let the week of April 19, 1917.

By November 1917, work was completed on all the contracts at the cost of approximately $200,000.

On November 18, train crews and workers were moved from Glasgow to Bowdoin.

In 6 months, Bowdoin went from...


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