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Graeagle Event

100th Anniversary of the Sweetwood Military Blood Car

01-Sep-2017 Date of event: 09-Sep-2017 - 09-Sep-2017

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is hosting a very special occasion – the rededication of the Western Pacific Military Blood Procurement Car on Saturday, September 9th at 1:30pm at the museum.


On this monumental day, the WPRM will have moving dedications and honors to Julia Rigutto Pagan, original nurse of the blood car, the Sweetwood family, and those whose dedication and creativity made this unique "Blood Bank on Rails" a reality. The museum will also remember Charles O. Sweetwood, and pay tribute to our nation's veterans. Other highlights may include: exhibition of a World War II /Korean War era ambulance, a display of military uniforms, Veterans from the Korean War, Bloodmobile, special honor guard, a 21-Gun Salute, representation from the Gold County Red Cross Chapter, and so much more.

Events take place from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, with special rededication ceremony at 1:30 pm at the Museum's Diesel Shop. Contact the Western Pacific Railroad Museum at 530-832-4131, or tap here for more info.





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