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Virtual Silent Auction – Ghost Town Signs

April 10 - April 18

GCHS Virtual Silent Auction
Ghost Town Signs
Auction Starts Saturday, April 10th at 9:00 am and ends Sunday, April 18th at 4pm
Goodhue County Historical Society Facebook
What is a Ghost Town Sign?
A post office was once the heart of a community. Throughout the years, 65 post offices have existed in Goodhue County. Some have faded from popular memory. Others are still carrying on in their small communities. Rural Free Delivery closed a number of post offices. However, many of them are still alive in memories, stories, and photographs.
These “ghost towns” of Goodhue County played an important role in shaping this region. In order to preserve their history and to recognize their historical contribution, GCHS had installed historical interest signs at the location of each of these former or current post office sites.
Some of these ghost town signs have been damaged or faded and need to be replaced. To raise funds to purchase new ghost town signs we will be auctioning off 12 removed ghost town signs
List of ghost town signs:
Belle Creek
Poplar Grove
Spring Creek
Fair Point
Welch/Eagle Mills
The Auction will take place on Goodhue County Historical Society Facebook page. 
Facebook Silent Auction Rules and Regulations
To make a bid for an Online Silent Auction item, simply type the amount you wish to bid in the comment section of the item pictured on Facebook. The opening bid on each item will be listed. Each Subsequent bid must follow the minimum increment of $5.00. Any bids not adhering to this format will be declared invalid and voided. Once the auction is declared closed, the highest bid entered on the comment section that adheres to the designated increment shall constitute the winning bid and will so be marked. The winning bidder will be contacted, via email or phone call to arrange payment (only cash or check) and to arrange pick up of auction item, items will not be shipped or mailed. Payments for items must be made in full. Any item left unclaimed will be offered to the next highest bidder.


April 10
April 18