Our little town has an annual festival called "Railroad Days" in honor of the railroad that once ran through the town, connecting the mining areas of Monte Cristo to the east and our town to the larger population centers to the west. The only remaining traces of the railroad can be found in the artifacts in the museum in town and in our celebration of it on the first Saturday of October each year.
We started our day at the table of honor at the alumni meeting. The room was packed with alums from as far back as the class of '36. The alumni association is very active in providing scholarships to each graduating class, raising money through events such as "Balls at the Falls". For $5 you can buy an orange ball, which is tossed with all the other balls into the falls. The first three balls to pass Chappel bridge win cash prizes.
Vendors of all kinds, music, and games carry on throughout the day.
I wasn't that happy with the pictures I got of my classmates, but here are some (in no particular order).