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 Posted: Fri Apr 26th, 2013 05:45 am
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Keith Pashina

 

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Today, the 2013 Sn3 Symposium began in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  This event has been going on for decades.  Like it's bigger counterpart, the National Narrow Gauge Convention, the Sn3 Symposium is organized by volunteers.  Each year the Symposium is held in a different locale, and organized and hosted by a different bunch of volunteers.

This year, the first-ever Sn3 Symposium was hosted in Minnesota.  This was also my first attendance at one of these events, and I wasn't sure what to expect.  I did know that it would be fun, and I'd see a bunch of friends there and make some new ones.



The Symposium was held in a Ramada Inn, located near the airport and across the street from the mammoth Mall of America.  A tidbit about this hotel is that it was originally built and owned by a model railroader.  He sold the hotel to the Ramada people some time ago.



The Symposium organizing committe (from left to right): Jim McHenry, Mark Wilson, and Fred Holzapfel.  Without these three gentlemen, this event would not have happened!

Keith

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