ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Hundreds of former workers from the shuttered Ford Plant in St. Paul got a chance to walk down memory lane Saturday.
Memorabilia from the factory was on display, including old employee badges, pictures and even glass formerly made inside the plant.
The event, which also featured a car show, was organized by a group of local historians who want a section of the closed factory to be turned into a museum.
Author Brian McMahon says he wants a place that honors an important part of Minnesota history, and allows former employees an opportunity to reminisce.
“It’s very important for them that they have a place that they can still come by, and show their kids and grandkids, ‘This is where I worked, and this is where I spent so much of my life,’ so it’s a great story,” McMahon said.
The Ford Plant’s St. Paul location closed in 2011 after 86 years in operation.