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Walker's Historical Jewel
(From Issue 10 Spring 2009 Catalyst)
In the late 1970ís the Walker Historical Society was organized and incorporated in 1981. The Historical Societyís objective of preserving the history of
The Rock Island Railroad Depot was the initial building at the site which displayed railroad memorabilia and the lifestyle of the railway depot agent and his family in the 1900ís. There are now three additional buildings and a
What will you see if you visit the Historical grounds this summer? Thereís of course the depot which still displays life of the agent and his family during the early days of
Thereís a one room schoolhouse that was moved to the site in the mid 1990ís. The Sardinia Schoolhouse was moved to the historical grounds from the rural area northwest of
If you go into the newly constructed fire station building onsite, you will see the first motorized fire truck the City of
Plans for the future include the use of the two other structures on the site for displays, the Rock Island Caboose and the coal shed.
So see the jewel of
Advertising signs are once again available for purchase at the ballpark's outfield fence. These signs are sold by Walker Betterment Club to raise funds to pay the city light fee as well as fund much needed ball park improvements. If you'd like to purchase a sign or get more information, call Grant Westemeier @ 319-551-2508. Thanks to all the great sponsors who supported us in 2009 AND 2010!