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Merrill Historical Society hosts 'History Hunt' SaturdaySubmitted: 04/25/2015
Story By Wren Clair

Merrill Historical Society hosts 'History Hunt' Saturday
MERRILL - The Merrill Historical Society held its first History Hunt Saturday. The group has been working on the plan for the event since last October, and it finally chose a transportation theme.


"[We're] on our history hunt, and we are learning about where the railroads went around Merrill, how the river was important, where the trolley went, where the old highways go, and all of those thing are included in our packet of navigation," said Merrill Historical Society's Jane Francoeur.

Organizers say the event was a mix between a scavenger hunt and a trivia contest.

There were four different travel loops that went about fifty miles around Merrill.

Some of the groups that participated dressed up in team gear.

"[We're] trying to get out in the community," said event participant Sally Woller. "It's a neat place to live, and there's so much stuff that no one's ever even thought about--a lot of history,"

Five local judges will decide on the best team name, costume, vehicle and the best selfie photo of the day.

Find out more about the Merrill Historical Society at the link below.


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