Duluth Winnipeg Railroad Map

Map Monday: Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad Map, c. 1881

Via Perfect Duluth Day, here’s a map showing an early railroad connection from Duluth to the northwest, all the way to Winnipeg. This was right in the middle of the era when both cities were booming.

Here’s the map, which also shows early railroad era connections from Duluth into Wisconsin:

Duluth Winnipeg Railroad Map

And an expandable close-up of northern Minnesota:

Duluth Winnipeg Railroad Map Cu

Interestingly to me, the early railroad line charts roughly the same path as the original “Line 3” route, through the Leech Lake and to the south of Red Lake, on its way to the northwest corner of Minnesota.

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.