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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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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