It's kinda melancholy to see train lines that never existed, like the one shown here, from Little Falls to Gravelville to Pierz. It was maybe the planned Luce Line that never materialized, or the Great Northern line promoted by John Schmolke. How different our history would be if those tracks were ever laid, huh?
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Many thanks to Larry and his side-kick, The Library of Congress. Just look at this cool map they found, from 1897. It was a Galbraith's Railway Mail Service map, a quick reference to towns served by railroads where customers could pick-up freight. It's loaded with visual puns of localities in Minnesota--like a king for Royalton or a goat for Buckman ☺. (If you're enamored, Galbraith also did Illinois, Michigan, Kansas and Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri).