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Soo Line Depot Museum, Crosby

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The Crosby Soo Line Depot is a historic former train station in Crosby, Minnesota, United States. It was established in 1910. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 for having local significance in the themes of commerce, industry, and transportation. The depot was nominated for being an essential conduit for the arrival of goods and people and the export of iron ore during central Crow Wing County's economic boom years.
The building now serves as the Soo Line Depot Museum, operated by the Cuyuna Iron Range Heritage Network.
The Crosby Soo Line Depot initially served as a train station for the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (later the Soo Line Railroad starting in 1961). The station was part of a project conducted from 1908 to 1910 to build a rail line from Superior, Wisconsin, to Thief River Falls, Minnesota, along with a branch through Crosby to access the Cuyuna Range iron mines.
The Soo Line Depot Museum interprets historical events and daily life on the Cuyuna Range through displays of artifacts, documents, and photos. Holdings include a display on the Milford Mine disaster, vintage wedding dresses, logging and mining tools, and a replica of the Project Manhigh capsule launched nearby in 1957.
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  • I spent a few days in the Crosby-Deerwood area last week with some college friends from the '70s. Visiting this museum was one of the cultural highlights of the trip. Our guide was Don Christensen... 
    I spent a few days in the Crosby-Deerwood area last week with some college friends from the '70s. Visiting this museum was one of the cultural highlights of the trip. Our guide was Don Christensen...  more »
  • This quaint museum has a great array of items and photos from the history of Crosby, MN. It is staffed by people who truly care about the history of their community. 
    This quaint museum has a great array of items and photos from the history of Crosby, MN. It is staffed by people who truly care about the history of their community.  more »

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