On Saturday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m., the West Pasco Historical Society will host Douglas Brainerd and his model train layout entitled "The Centralia Garden Railroad," a spectacular display of trains moving through carefully constructed mini-scenes of houses, a hobo camp, a logging operation and other carefully detailed hand-constructed scenes of days gone by, when railroads were the nerves and muscles of the United States. Doug has set up his Centralia Garden Railroad at many gatherings of railroad enthusiasts throughout the Southeast, based on a Florida ghost town. All are welcome to attend, without charge. See you at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Museum at 6431 Circle Boulevard, New Port Richey 34652, with parking just off Sims Lane. For more information, contact (727) 372-1742. An article about Mr. Brainerd is here.
Feb. 14 Shantay Mines of the West Pasco African-American Club gave a presentation on "The Buffalo Soldiers and their Woman Soldier." Video is here. A picture of Mr. Mines with Dan Callaghan of the WPHS is here.
Deane Rink, a New Port Richey resident who has spent much time in Antarctica, was our guest speaker on Feb. 7. A picture of him is here.
The Nov. 2014 WPHS newsletter is available as a PDF file here.
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