Restorations Underway at the Clinton County Train Museum

By Jack Nissen
Clinton County Chatter

Nuzzled between the Briggs Public Library and grain silos is a railway depot. Erected in 1857, blown down by a tornado, then rebuilt in 1921, the building stands as one of the more historic pieces of the city of St. Johns. Since being restored in 2001, it now stands as a museum meant to commemorate the railroad that first brought life to the city. “It really stands as a testament to just how old this city really is,” said Jenny McCampbell, one of the curators and president of the Clinton County Art Council.