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OLLI: All Aboard! Railroads in NW Arkansas
Start Date: 10/13/2017Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 10/13/2017End Time: 12:00 PM
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Event Description:
Arkansas, as a newly created state, needed a means of transportation to speed its development, and the construction of railroads had a significant impact. Some towns were created where none existed, and some towns faded away because the rails weren’t laid close enough to the town limits. The Civil War halted the expansion of rails in NW Arkansas with only thirty-eight miles of useable track. Mike Sypult and Malcolm Cleaveland, both members of the National Railway Historical Society, will team teach and include information on “The World’s Greatest Hobby,” model railroading.
Instructor: Malcom Cleaveland & Mike Sypult
​Location:​ UPT-W
Location Information:
Off Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Sandra Sawyer, Assistant Director
Phone: 479.575.4545
Email: olli@uark.edu
Admission Information:
Cost of Class: $35 (for current OLLI members)
Cost of Class: $50 (for non-OLLI members)
Other Details:
OLLI’s membership is annual (July 1-June30). Regular membership cost: $50; Arkansas Alumni Association membership cost: $40. For more information regarding OLLI membership or classes call our office at 575.4545. To register for classes visit our website at www.olli.uark.edu or call us.
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