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7/29 Daybreak Interview: Dunn Co. Historical Society - Bridges of '35

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Head to the Dunn County Historical Society to see its newest exhibit: Born of Flood Waters: The Bridges of ‘35. 

It will be open to the public starting on Thursday, August 1st.  Rassbach Heritage Museum hours are: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $5 for adults

                   $3 for ages 13-18

                   $1 for ages 6-12

                   FREE for ages 5 & Under

                  *Family Rate is $12

In the Spring of 1934, massive flooding devastated much of Dunn County:

  • To make this worse, Dunn County was going through the Great Depression and a drought at the same time
  • Due to the floods, houses, roads and bridges were either damaged or destroyed
  • The flooding took the lives of nine people
  • Once the flooding subsided, the county had to repair and/or replace nearly 50 bridges
  • The bridges were completed between 1934 and 1935, majority of them opening in ‘35
  • The exhibit will look at:
    • The 1930s
    • The 1934 Flood
    • The Aftermath of the Flooding

Click here to learn more about the Dunn County Historical Society.

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