Northfield Rail History: National Guard departure
Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9:02AM
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In 1950, the Northfield National Guard was activated. Elvin Heiberg marched in his high school band from the high school to the train depot to give the troops a send off. The band played until the train arrived and departed.

About Elvin Heiberg:

Elvin Heiberg has been a long-time resident of Northfield. He grew up in Northfield where his father was a dentist. He attended St. Olaf College and obtained his B.S. and D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota. Elvin served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1960, was stationed in Germany, and returned to Northfield to practice dentistry in a partnership with his father.

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