The North Chisago County Historical Society will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on May 3 at the Rush City Community Center, 740 W. 14th St., Rush City.

Lin Strong, a well known local historian, will speak on the Arrowline Railroad which was proposed in the early 1900s to connect Stacy with Kost, Sunrise across the St. Croix River into Pine County and Superior, Wisconsin.

Was this a grand scam or was it just a plan gone wrong?

Strong is the executive director of the Chisago County Historical Society and the president of the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society.

She lectures, teaches and writes about genealogy research in the United States, Scandinavia, Northern Germany and other areas of Europe.

Strong has conducted virtual and in person presentations across the Midwest.

She is the editor of the Ostfriesen-American Journal and the Chisago County Heritage Journal.

Strong has authored and edited several books on Ostfriesen genealogy and is working on three additional books. Strong has been researching her own family history for 40 years.

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