Grassy Point Railroad Bridge – Minnesota and its haunting army of decomposing stuffed animals

The Grassy Point Bridge was authorized by the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota in 1887 to cross Saint Louis Bay at the shortest possible location. It was built by the Minneapolis and Duluth Railroad, which was later acquired by the Northern Pacific. The bridge allowed to move trains between their railroad lines on either side of the Twin Ports Harbor. The east end of the bridge connects to the BNSF 28th Street Terminal, and a massive maze of rail yards and side tracks (now mostly gone). The current iron and…

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#TodayInHistory – March 1

March 1 – Some Important Events on this day 1516 👉🏼 Printing is completed of Erasmus’ “Novum Instrumentum omne”, first published New Testament in Greek 1780 👉🏼Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for newborns only). 1692 👉🏼 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets. Perhaps the most notorious case of mass hysteria in colonial America, the Salem witch trials saw around 200 people accused of witchcraft, with 19 found guilty and executed. Another man was crushed to death for refusing to plead, while…

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