North Dakota Has The Last Two-Story Midland Continental Rail Depot In Existence, And You Can Visit It
North Dakota’s modern history is deeply intertwined with railroad history. Many of North Dakota’s towns were established just to be a railroad stop every 10 miles to service early trains. The rail expansion westward brought many settlers by train to homestead on North Dakota’s open, untouched prairies. Nowadays, trains are still used all across the state for hauling freight – primarily coal and grains – but a lot of the small towns and rail depots have fallen to the wayside. You can still find some remnants of that history, though. In fact, you can visit the last railroad depot in North Dakota of its kind. It’s special for another reason, too, see why:
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Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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