|Company||Duluth, St. Cloud, Glencoe & Mankato Railway Company|
|Certificate Type||Capital Stock
|Date Issued||March 25, 1905
|Printer||St. Paul Printing Co.
11 1/2" (w) by 8 3/4" (h)
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In the early 1900's, several railroad construction projects were created in Minnesota with wild ideas and goals. One was “The Alphabet Line.” It’s original name was the Duluth, St. Cloud, Glencoe & Mankato Railway. The intention was to have a railroad going from Duluth through Albert Lea all the way south to the Gulf of Mexico.
In reality, none of the towns listed in the original title were ever a part of the intended route. Instead, this railroad actually ran from the north side of Graceland Cemetery to Freeborn, Matawan, Waldorf and Pemberton to a place once known as Cream to St. Clair by 1907. Plans to at least have this rail line go on to Mankato never worked out.
In 1910 the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (also known as the Milwaukee Road) took over this line and operated it as a branch route. And up to its abandonment in 1973 this railroad was known as the “Bug Line.”
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