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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ford Plant’s St. Paul location closed in 2011 after 86 years in operation.