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End of Stagecoaches in Duluth

On August 1, 1870, the St. Paul and Lake Superior Stagecoaches ceremoniously quit service with the opening of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad. On this day, the first train arrived in Duluth from St. Paul, a roughly 150-mile trip that took 16 hours.

–Susan Marks, Historic Photos of Minnesota
Turner Publishing Company, 2009

7 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Frankly, if the train ride took 16 hours, I might prefer the stagecoach.

mevdev

about 10 years ago

More!

I love it!

doubledutch

about 10 years ago

A part of me wishes 'the cities' were still 16 hours away.

sbuchanan

about 10 years ago

Probably stopped in Hinkley for a donut and a quick whirl at the casino...

Cory

about 10 years ago

Here is another picture of Duluth from 1870...

Click for full size image

carrster

about 10 years ago

I love the old photos of Duluth. Thanks for sharing!

Mike

about 10 years ago

Duluth in 1870...epic.

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