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Did you know that following World War II, Americans raised several train loads of supplies to provide food, basic necessities, toys, and even luxury items to the people of France? In gratitude, the French people created a thank you, or Merci train in 1949 with a car for each of the 48 states with an additional car to be split between the Territory of Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Nevada’s car is on display here in Boulder City. Come learn about the complicated history of this artifact, learn about the Merci train, and talk to those dedicated to keeping the spirit of gratitude alive. Representatives of the 40&8 Grand du Nevada and Local Voiture 306 will be on hand to answer your questions.

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05/29/2022 11:00:0005/29/2022 14:00:00America/Los_AngelesMerci TrainDid you know that following World War II, Americans raised several train loads of supplies to provide food, basic necessities, toys, and even luxury items to the people of France? In gratitude, the French people created a thank you, or Merci train in 1949 with a car for each of the 48 states with an additional car to be split between the Territory of Hawaii and the District of Columbia. Nevada's car is on display here in Boulder City. Come learn about the complicated history of this artifact, learn about the Merci train, and talk to those dedicated to keeping the spirit of gratitude alive. Representatives of the 40&8 Grand du Nevada and Local Voiture 306 will be on hand to answer your questions.Reno, NV
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05/29/202205/29/2022
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11:00am2:00pm