“The New Deal in BeltramiCounty” rescheduled for Saturday, August 24

Beltrami County Historical Society’s Guided Bus Tour Explores “The New Deal in Beltrami
County” rescheduled for Saturday, August 24
BEMIDJI, MN – May 9, 2024 – Beltrami County Historical Society is thrilled to announce its
upcoming bus tour, “The New Deal in Beltrami County,” is rescheduled for Saturday, August 24.
Sponsored in part by Beltrami County Development Funds, this enlightening excursion will
depart promptly at 10:00 AM from the Beltrami County History Center located at 130
Minnesota Ave. SW in downtown Bemidji. The tour invites participants to embark on a
captivating journey through the rich history of the New Deal era in Beltrami County.
The New Deal, a transformative series of initiatives introduced during the Great Depression by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, left an indelible mark on American society. Designed to
alleviate economic hardships, the New Deal programs spurred employment, infrastructure
development, and cultural enrichment across the nation. Beltrami County is home to many
New Deal projects, each contributing to the region’s unique heritage.
During the tour, participants will have the opportunity to explore key sites that reflect the
legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and
other New Deal initiatives. Stops include the historic Kelliher Auditorium, the picturesque CCC
Camp Rabideau near Blackduck, the scenic Bemidji State Park, and the iconic Fireplace of
States. Expert guides will provide insights into the significance of these landmarks and the
lasting impact of the New Deal on the local landscape.
To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, participants will travel in a spacious, air-
conditioned bus from Bemidji Bus Lines. Specially guided tours at Camp Rabideau and Bemidji
State Park will offer in-depth perspectives on the craftsmanship and conservation efforts of the
era. Additionally, a delectable CCC-inspired lunch will be provided, allowing guests to savor
flavors reminiscent of the New Deal era.
Tickets for this immersive journey are available for purchase online at
https://www.beltramihistory.org/event-details/newdealtour, by calling 218-444-3376 to
purchase over the phone, or by visiting the Beltrami County History Center during open hours
(Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM).

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