Luce Line Railroad

The Luce Line Railroad, known by several different names, was a small rural Minnesota railroad that operated through much of the twentieth century. It connected rural communities in western Minnesota to the Twin Cities and offered transportation for passengers, lumber, grain, and other commodities.

Colorized image of a sleigh load of big White Pine logs about to be tripped, Virginia and Rainy Lake County, Virginia, ca. 1920.

A sleigh load of big White Pine logs

A sleigh load of big White Pine logs about to be tripped, Virginia and Rainy Lake County, Virginia, ca. 1920.

Black and white photograph showing stacks of milled lumber, ca. 1915.

Milled lumber

Milled lumber, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph showing the interior of a lumber mill, ca. 1915.

Interior of a lumber mill

Interior of a lumber mill, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of of a lumber mill, ca. 1915.

A lumber mill

View of a lumber mill, ca. 1915.

Black and white photograph of a log Jam at Taylors Falls, 1886.

Log Jam at Taylors Falls

Log Jam at Taylors Falls, 1886.

Black and white photograph of a Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train, 1929.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway freight train, 1929.

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

The Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway (MN&S) was a Minnesota short-line railroad that operated between the cities of Crystal and Northfield from 1918 until 1982. It was a profitable bridge line, routing traffic past the crowded freight yards of the Twin Cities onto connecting railroads at Northfield.

Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park

The Lake Vermilion–Soudan Underground Mine State Park occupies over four thousand acres in the far northeast corner of Minnesota. The site contains a historic underground iron mine as well as the fifth largest lake in Minnesota and its surrounding habitat.

Black and white photograph of Theodore Wright Griggs, c.1925.

Theodore Wright Griggs

Theodore Wright Griggs, c.1925.

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