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Daughter of Peggy Lee tours ND museum

September 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WIMBLEDON It was an emotional trip back in time for Nicki Lee Foster, daughter of famous jazz artist Peggy Lee. Continue Reading

Peggy Lee’s daughter visits artist’s former home

September 20, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

It was an emotional trip back in time Wednesday for Nicki Lee Foster, daughter of famous jazz artist Peggy Lee.
Foster, 68, traveled nearly 1,100 miles from Twin Falls, Idaho, along with her son David to get her first look at the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Transportation Museum in Wimbledon. The depot was home to Foster’s mother from 1934 to 1937 prior to the Jamestown-born artist launching a more than 60-year career as a singer, songwriter and actress.
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Peggy Lee’s granddaughter speaks at celebration in Wimbledon

May 28, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

WIMBLEDON, N.D. After five years of restoration work, the Midland Continental Railroad Depot Transportation Museum here was revealed to the public Saturday with a grand opening full of entertainment and spectacle. Continue Reading

Museum documents life of singer Peggy Lee

May 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WIMBLEDON This weekend is the culmination of years of work in honor of one North Dakotan who had decades of chart-topping success as a singer. Continue Reading

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ND Museum Documents Life of Singer Peggy Lee

May 25, 2012 in WDAZ

WIMBLEDON, N.D. (AP) This weekend is the culmination of years of work in honor of one North Dakotan who had decades of chart-topping success as a singer.
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Museum does Lee, Wimbledon proud

May 25, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown area is ready to celebrate one of its most famous residents who went on to become a household name. The wait has been worth it.
Peggy Lee was born here but credited her time in Wimbledon, N.D., with forming her into the woman that she became. Continue Reading

Lee’s career covered six decades

May 23, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Not many people can claim to have had a career that spans six decades, let alone in the rigors of the entertainment industry. Jamestown native Peggy Lee, however, was able to do just that through her work as a singer, songwriter and actress from the 1940s through the 1990s. Continue Reading

Disasters, wars killed off railroad dream

May 23, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The story of the Midland Continental Railroad is the tale of a 1,800-mile dream that only put down less than 100 miles of track.
The intent was to be the only north-south trans-continental railroad and provide quicker and cheaper transportation in those directions, according to an article by Jerome Tweton, historian for North Dakota State University, that was published by the North Dakota Humanities Council. Continue Reading

Wimbledon railroad depot museum documents Lee’s successful career

May 23, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

This weekend is the culmination of years of work in honor of one North Dakotan who has decades of chart-topping success as a singer. Continue Reading

This one’s for Peggy: “A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee” for one night only next Friday

May 17, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Next weekend three musical talents will come to Jamestown in tribute to the woman who proudly told the world she’s from Jamestown.
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