Color image of the Anoka–Champlin Mississippi River Bridge carrying U.S. Route 169, 2013. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever.

Anoka–Champlin Mississippi River Bridge

Anoka–Champlin Mississippi River Bridge carrying U.S. Route 169, 2013. Photographed by Wikimedia Commons user McGhiever.

Anoka–Champlin Mississippi River Bridge

Constructed in 1884, the Anoka–Champlin Bridge 4380 was the first structural span of the Mississippi River between Anoka and Champlin. A 1920s renovation strengthened the bridge, replacing the original’s stone materials with steel.

Black and white photograph of a streetcar at Rondo Avenue and Griggs Street, 1947.

Streetcar at Rondo Avenue and Griggs Street

Streetcar at Rondo Avenue and Griggs Street, 1947.

Black and white photograph of aircraft hanger at Camp Ripley, 1939.

Aircraft hanger at Camp Ripley

The aircraft hanger, shown here in a 1939 photo, was built in 1932 and served as home for the 109th Observation Squadron when it trained at Camp Ripley. In the forefront are two Douglas O-38 biplanes; a North American O-47 monoplane peeks out from the hanger.

Black and white photograph of a Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway ore train, Duluth, ca. 1920. Photographed by Louis Perry Gallagher.

Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway ore train

Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway ore train, Duluth, ca. 1920. Photographed by Louis Perry Gallagher.

Black and white photograph of Major General Gouverneur K. Warren, ca. 1863–1865. Photographed by Matthew Brady.

Gouverneur K. Warren

Major General Gouverneur K. Warren, ca. 1863–1865. Photographed by Matthew Brady.

Black and white photograph of Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, United States Army, ca. 1863.

Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren

Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren, United States Army, ca. 1863.

Warren, Gouverneur Kemble (1830–1883)

Gouverneur Kemble Warren, topographer, Civil War veteran, and accomplished engineer, served his entire career with the U.S. Army. During his service, he mapped the tributaries of the Mississippi River and transcontinental railroad routes. As the first district engineer in St. Paul, he worked to preserve St. Anthony Falls and designed the nation’s first reservoir system. Glacial River Warren, which carved the Pleistocene channel now followed by the Minnesota River, is named for him.

Color image of a tour group at End-O-Line Railroad Park in Currie, May 2014.

Tour group at End-O-Line Railroad Park in Currie

Tour group at End-O-Line Railroad Park in Currie, May 2014. Used courtesy of the office of Murray County’s community relations.

Color image of the turntable and End-o-Line Railroad Park, 2008. Photographed by Flickr user Overduebook.

Turntable and End-o-Line Railroad Park

Turntable and End-o-Line Railroad Park, 2008. Photographed by Flickr user Overduebook.

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