Before sitting down to a family-style dinner at the Farm-to-Table event last Thursday at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, attendees were treated to a tour of the historic town. First stop was the second floor of the Company Store, where many artifacts remain. Here, naturalist Kailey Price explains the bill and pay check mechanism used at the store. On the left panel, names were listed with a number and the panels on the right had corresponding numbers. Customers and employees could turn to their number and find a bill or pay check waiting for them. S. Stewart photo

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

When Last Run Restaurant and Cass Scenic Railroad State Park planned its second annual Farm-to-Table event, the goal was to not only focus on a locally sourced family-style meal, but to also incorporate the rich history of the town where the meal would be served.

So they came up with the idea that, prior to the meal, participants would “work up an appetite” by going on a walking tour and hear the history of Cass from park employees and special guests, some of whom grew up in the company houses.

Along with being a walking tour, it was also an appetizer tour – each of the seven stops…

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