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A train passes through downtown Wayzata Sept. 7 during the 45th annual James J. Hill Days festival. Since 1975, the celebration has honored James J. Hill, the historic one-time owner of Great Northern Railroad Co. who built the Wayzata train depot in 1906. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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The sport of log rolling returned to this year’s James J. Hill Days thanks to Golden Valley-based Key Log Rolling. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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The 45th annual James J. Hill Days drew many visitors to downtown Wayzata. The weekend-long festival Sept. 6-8 was presented by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and featured many favorites like dachshund races, a fireworks show over Wayzata Bay, a parade down Lake Street and carnival rides. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Katie the dog was dressed as a train for the James J. Hill Days costume contest Sept. 7 at Wayzata’s Depot Park. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Cocoa Bean the dachshund wore a sailor outfit for this year’s dog costume contest at Wayzata’s James J. Hill Days festival. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Many children took part in a new activity at this year’s James J. Hill Days: The Mobile Ninja Anywhere obstacle course. The course challenged participants to run up a warped wall, hang from a giant hamster wheel and swing on rings. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Teddy the dog poses for a photo at the Doggy Kissing Booth Sept. 7 at Depot Dog Park, which was set up all weekend long in downtown Wayzata for the 45th annual James J. Hill Days. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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Families take turns on a giant slide set up on the west end of Lake Street for this year’s James J. Hill Days festival. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)

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