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AUSTIN EDITION - LENS ON HISTORY CUTLINE ONLY: Late 1800s

p The railyards in Austin bustled with activity in the late 1800s. The Railroad Hotel is the large building in the background. In 1867, the completion of the Iowa and Minnesota division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway made Austin an important station.

Photo courtesy Mower County Historical Society

Lens on History is a weekly feature in the Austin Post-Bulletin. If you have a city or county photo that you'd like us to consider, send it to Jerry Reising, Post-Bulletin, PO Box 6118, Rochester, MN 55903. Include as much information about the photo as possible. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so we can return the original.

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