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Ray Tutaj Jr. as young boy
This was my 1st official train set 1973

I was always interested in trains. We always seemed to live near the railroad tracks when I grew up in La Salle. I lived in La Salle from my birth (1963) to 1972 and then we moved to Mendota until 1981. There I lived right next to the ICRR mainline. It was great!
  In 1981 I moved out West to Las Vegas Nevada with the family. Stayed there until 1997 and then moved back to Mendota. I moved back to La Salle in 2004. I have literally come full circle.
I am glad I played a part in the Mendota Museum and the Cherry IL Museum/Library.
I seem to have an insatiable desire for history, especially the railroading aspect.
I have no idea why I have such a deep desire for historical preservation. I know I do like to share and what I find out about history in our area I find ways to make that information available to others so they can get that same excitement about learning about our past.

Sharing things you might be interested in such as local history, photography, transportation, a novel and art.