THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg... Posted on 10/28/13 at 9:58 AM
FLASH FROM THE PAST Railroad tracks around Barn Bluff
1870: The grading of the railroad between Hastings and Red Wing began, with a debate on whether the tracks should run north of Barn bluff or south then to the east, after much debate it was decided ... Posted on 5/1/12 at 7:09 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Ride, Scenic St. Louis River Railroad
Have you ever rid en the Scenic St. Louis River Railroad? It was the first railroad in Duluth. It is 12 miles round trip and follows the scenic St. Louis River. The trip actually takes 1 1/2 hours. Th... Posted on 4/14/12 at 3:49 PM
DOING IT DOWNTOWN I Hear the Train a Comin'
(Story and photos by Brittany Olafson, online journalism major)
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS CLEARLY DIRECTED AT THE BOXCARS THEMSELVES, NOT AT THE ENGINEERS OPERATING THEM.
As Johnny Cash would say, yo... Posted on 4/3/12 at 2:00 PM
THE NEW FORTY I see trees of green...
I do not consider myself to be a nature aficionado, but I do enjoy it for a short day trip. In particular, I enjoy growing things -plants, flowers, and trees. I particularly enjoy trees - something ab... Posted on 3/11/12 at 9:33 PM
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