ALL ABOARD . . . to save and restore the historic Northfield depot!
Ride with the James-Younger Gang to Help Save the Northfield Depot!
The James-Younger Gang re-enactors are offering donors a chance to ride with them on the great First National Bank Raid—just as it happened on September 7, 1876 during the Defeat of Jesse James Days! Donors will become a lifelong member of the gang and receive a professionally filmed video of their infamous ride. Visit our "Ride with the James-Younger Gang" fundraising campaign to donate or to discover all the other perks for donating to Save the Northfield Depot.
The depot was an integral part of Northfield's heritage. Trains left town carrying milk and milled grain and brought goods into the city. They took Northfield boys to fight in the Spanish-American War and World War I and II. The depot was a community gathering place where citizens heard presidential candidates give speeches from their campaign trains. It was where people would go to learn the latest news, including news of the wars and who won and lost elections. Learn about the historical significance of the depot and railroads to Northfield.
Have Questions or Comments?
You can learn more about our efforts to save the 1888 depot in the Preservation section and by reading our frequently asked questions (.pdf). You can also e-mail us your questions and comments or post them in our Facebook forum.