Burlington Route Historical Society
Archives Legacy Fund

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Lake States Building

During the past few years President Whitt, the BRHS board, and the Archive Committee have challenged the members to provide increased funding for our archives. The membership has responded in an overwhelming fashion. Through generous member donation, we have met our goal to secure designated space at the Lake States Railway Historical Association’s new facility in Baraboo, Wisconsin. During the 36 month campaign undertaken to provide a permanent space for our archives, the membership has impressively provided over $71,000. The board and the archive committee are truly thankful. This has proven to be a very successful first step with, hopefully, many more to come.

Our next step (goal) is to grow the Legacy/Endowment Fund so as to reduce the need for sustaining membership dues to bear the full burden of maintaining the archive efforts. Not only is our new permanent archive space providing for our Burlington history, but we are also

providing a storage area for over stocks of those items sold through the Company Store. This past year, we moved 13 pallets of Company Store materials from various places to our space at the Baraboo facility. We need to guarantee that this space is maintained over the upcoming years.

Our challenge of maintaining and preserving Burlington Route history into the future is our Burlington legacy. You are invited to
be part of this process. It doesn’t require incredible wealth or a vast estate, it merely takes a generous act, thoughtful intention, and planning to make a significant difference.

You can be part of the important work of our historical society, both now and in the future, by including the BRHS Archive Legacy/ Endowment Fund in your gift planning. Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, Securities and Properties can all be considered within a financial estate plan. While planned

gifts can offer creative and flexible strategies for your estate, the greatest benefit of including the archive fund in your planned giving is knowing you are supporting the preservation of Burlington history. Our archive efforts to date would not have been possible without the thoughtfulness and generosity of some of our deceased members and the careful gift planning of many of our current living members.

For more than 35 years the BRHS has worked to preserve the heritage of the Burlington Route’s railroad history. Please consider being part of this next step by making a generous donation to the Archive Legacy/Endowment Fund. Also, remember that donors who have either made a one time or cumulative donation of $1,000 or more to the Archive Building or Legacy/Endowment funds are given special recognition as Zephyr Club members in our publications.

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To make a donation, Click Here to get the latest Legacy Fund Flyer to complete and mail in with your donation.


Thank You for your Support from 2014 through 2016!

Archive Fund contributors through January 2017

Additionally thank our sustaining members for your support!
Zephyr Club (in bold) - Donors of $1000 or more to the various archive campaigns to date.

Jerome Albin
Charles Amstein
A.D. Anderson
Richard J. Anderson
Chris Atkins
James R. Baker
Michael M. Bartels
Mike Bartley
Donald Becker
Ray Bedard
J. Edward Bell
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Perry Bilotta
BNSF Foundation
Laurence Borden
Philip Borleske
James H. Bowen
Sean Britt
William Brown
Larry Buell
Ray Buhrmaster
Tom Buller
Larry Burmer
Bob Bye
Frank Carlson-CNWHS
James Carlson
Mel G. Carlson
Bruce Chaplin
Joseph Clayton
CNWHS
Richard L. Corrin, Jr
Fred H. Crissey
Earl Currie
Philip Dahl
Jim Davidson
Barb DeRouin
John Diamond
Dan DiSantis
Randy Doman
Burdett Dunbar M.D.
J Allen Dunlap III
Tristan Dwyer
Gerald Edgar
Dennis L. Edwards
Pat Egan
James L. Ehernberger
Richard Eisfeller
John Ellerhoff
Keith Erhart
Frank Ferris
Roger W. Field
Mel Finzer
Paul Forsgren
Tom Forst
Fred Frankhauser
Ray Fritsch
Steven M. Fye
Rupert Gamlen
Jim Garrett


Nicholas Geti
Randy Gordon-Gilmore
Rich Gortowski
Ronald Gray
Richard Green
Rick Grossman
Glen Haug
Jim & Sally Hefferan
Melvin & Sharon Hendricks
William D. Hirt
Thomas G. Hoback
Steve Holding
Dan Hollis
Patrick Homan
Dan Hornback
Douglas Hosler
Chuck & Judy Houdesheldt
Bryan Howell
David Huelsing
William Husband
Dave Ingles
Susan Isberg
John R. Jackson
Bill Jelinek
Christian Johanningmeier
Ronald Johnson
Jeff Jones
Donald Kaegebein
Al Kamm III
Mark Kammrath
George Kanary
Dick Kasper
Ron Kipnis
Robert Knobbe
Greg Koon
Harold Krewer
Kevin Kriebs
Jerald A. Krueger
Donald LaKemper
Brian & Carol Larson
Bruce Lauerman
Grant & Mary Law
Dave Leider-SLHS
Paul Leonard
Ralph Linroth
A. Warren Lippitt
Tim Long
Fred Lonnes
Steven Lorenz
Dave Lotz/Q Connection
F. Jerry Lundeen
Roland Lynch
Jeff MacDonald
Richard J. Magee
Burt Mall
Paul Maller
John Manley
Keith Marquis

Greg Martin
Kenneth Martin
Bill Maslanka
Brian Matsumato
John McBee
Richard McCarty
Phil McIntosh
Jeannine McLaughlin
Mike Meier
Bonnie Meyer
Stephen Miller
Robert Milner
John D. Mitchell
Allen Moore
Emerson Moore
Mike Moore
Nelson Moyer
Bob & Ann Mundis
Harvey Nelson
NMRA NWCD
Donald Norris
Douglas Novak
Nolen L. Null
John Olson/Jim’s Junction
John Owens
Ed Padgett
Robert D. Page
Richard Pannier
Edward Pavlovic
Frank Peacock
Robert Perrin
Sara Phalen
Leo Phillipp
Dave Phillips
Joe Piersen-CNWHS
Leon Ploger
Dennis Popish
M L Powers & Company
PRRT & HS
Russell G. Quimby
Mathew Reno
Lloyd Rinehart
Charles Rovetta
Brian Rubin
James A. Ruffing
Stephen Ruhl
Alan Russell
Jeffery Russell
Jim Sandrin
Dave Sarther
Harry D. Schaller
Paul Schulz
Travis Searls
James Shaw
John H. Shilt
Richard Shook
Douglas Shuck
Bill Sibley

Jim Simms
Jim Singer
Norma Singer

Mark Sloan
George Speir & Family
James W. Staggs
William Stamm
Fred Stark
Gary L. Starkey
Charles Stats-CNWHS
Chuck Sted
Larry Stephens
Larry Stoll
John O. Strunc
Perry Sugerman
John Suppon
Tom Szczesniak
Gene & Linda Tacey
Jim Titsworth
James Torgeson
Jim Trunzo
Ken Tucek
William Tulley
Terry Ulrich
Dr. James B. Van Delden
D. Van Norte
Don Van Riper
Mark Vaughan
Jim Villiesse
Charlie Vlk
Richard Wallin
Fr. Harlan Waskowiak
Scott K. Watson
Bob Weber
Joel Weeks
Phil & Barb Weibler
Timothy Wells
Mike Werley
Robert L. Whitcomb
Andrew White
Tom Whitt
Wayne Wiklund
Barney Winger
Donald Winn
Robert Worthington
Bob & Barbara Young
Kevin & Susan Young
Robert Young
Charles Zeiler
Safe-T-Store
The Newberry Library
West Chicago City Museum
5th Avenue Car Shops
Durbin Trust
Slaney Estate
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