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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 21, 2018

Annual Dover Sunday July 15

Jul 10, 2018

The annual Dover Sunday will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the Dover Museum in New London, with a program titled, “Kids in the Depot”.

Along with her cousin, speaker Cyndie Reppert of Ft. Madison, spent hours in the Pilot Grove Railroad depot with their grandmother, Mrs. Audrey Dunn, the depot agent. Pilot Grove was on the CB and Q line, nicknamed the Peavine, which ran from Ft. Madison to Ottumwa for nearly 50 years.

The land upon which the depot was located eventually became the property of J. J. Nichting Co. In 2012, the Dover Historical Society purchased the depot for $1 and had it moved to New London. It will be open for tours following the program at the museum.

Also that day, for the first time, visitors can view the new steam engine mural at the depot painted by Michael Clark of Aurora, Ill., and Walldogs, a group of painters from across the country who  paint murals. The museum society would like to  sincerely thank the Enhance Henry County Community Foundation, Pennebaker Foundation, William M. and Donna J. Hoaglin Foundation, Oberman-Beck Foundation and the city of New London for their support of this project.

 

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