Winnipeg Junction, Minnesota

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Winnipeg Junction is a ghost town in section 22 of Highland Grove Township in Clay County, Minnesota.

History[edit]

Winnipeg Junction was established in 1887 when the Northern Pacific Railroad was extended to that point.[1] The town developed rapidly and within twenty years had a church, three stores, three saloons, two restaurants, two hotels, a bakery, a grain elevator, a school, three livery stables, and a post office which operated from 1887 until 1910.[2] In 1909, however, the railroad moved its line to a more favorable grade, and the town subsequently died, its businesses and residents moving to the adjacent communities of Manitoba Junction and Dale. Little trace of the town remains today.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Winser, Henry Jacob; Riley, William C. (1897). The Official Northern Pacific Railway Guide: For the Use of Tourists and Travelers Over the Lines of the Northern Pacific Railway and Its Branches. Northern Pacific Railwa. p. 61. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 124. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 

Coordinates: 46°53′45″N 96°14′48″W / 46.89583°N 96.24667°W / 46.89583; -96.24667