Black and white photograph of the locomotive turntable, Currie, September 1976.

Locomotive turntable at Currie

Locomotive turntable, Currie, September 1976.

Black and white photograph of the locomotive turntable, Currie, ca. 1973.

Locomotive turntable, Currie

Locomotive turntable, Currie, ca. 1973.

Color image of an exhibit from the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, housed in the old Westbrook Depot.

Westbrook Heritage House Museum exhibit

Exhibit from the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, housed in the old Westbrook Depot.

Black and white photograph of the depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator working inside the Westbrook Depot, 1916.

Westbrook Depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator

The depot agent, engineer, and telegraph operator working inside the Westbrook Depot, 1916.

Color image of the Westbrook Depot, home of the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, 2017. Photograph by Dave Van Loh.

Westbrook Depot (Westbrook Heritage House Museum)

Westbrook Depot, home of the Westbrook Heritage House Museum, 2017. Photograph by Dave Van Loh.

Currie Line Railroad

Railroads played an important role in the development of Cottonwood County. The 38.6-mile railway called the Currie Line hastened the growth of agriculture and establishment of towns in the northern part of the county in only a decade.

Black and white photograph of the steamboat Grand Forks taken in Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 16, 1909.

The steamboat Grand Forks at Grand Forks, North Dakota

The steamboat Grand Forks taken in Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 16, 1909.

Colorized postcard photograph of a steamboat on the Red River near Moorhead, MN, in 1879.

Steamboat on the Red River, Moorhead

Colorized postcard photograph of a steamboat on the Red River near Moorhead, MN, in 1879.

Black and white photograph of the International tied up at Moorhead,early 1870s.

The International tied up at Moorhead

The International tied up at Moorhead,early 1870s. Image reproduced from Roy Johnson’s Red River Valley, Dr. Clarence Glasrud, ed.; Red River Valley Historical Society, Moorhead, 1982.

Black and white photograph of the steamer International at Fort Garry, looking northward from the Assiniboine River, 1870.

Fort Garry and the steamer International

The steamer International at Fort Garry, looking northward from the Assiniboine River, 1870. Photograph by Alex J. Russell’s Red River Country, etc., 1870. Steamboat 'International' in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reproduced in Russell Blakely, “Opening of the Red River of the North to Commerce and Civilization,” Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society VIII (1898), 45–66.

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