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Live More at Cedar Community | Meet Kit Minnihan | By Gladys Sachse

Washington County, WI – Kit (Katharine) Minnihan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She had one younger sister, Molly. The family moved often as her father worked for the Milwaukee Railroad—living in Kansas City, Missouri; Fairmont, Minnesota; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Glenview, Illinois, where her family finally settled when Kit was in her early teens.


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Her grandfather also worked for the railroad as a station master. Kit recalls a clipped newspaper article announcing her grandfather’s 50th year with the railroad—
it was printed in 1936, the year Kit was born.

Her family traveled a lot—a privilege of being a railroad family. Some memorable trips were to Williamsburg, Virginia, and Yellowstone Park. Kit especially enjoyed their annual summer visits to her grandparents in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Fairmont, Minnesota.

CLICK HERE to read more about Kit Minnihan in Cedar Community’s Winter edition of Live More magazine.

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