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Memorial Day Travel

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 28, 2021

We've missed travel, haven't we?
This photograph shows passengers purchasing tickets during the Memorial Day travel peak at the St. Paul Union Depot in 1949.

Have a great and safe weekend!