Craving the Gunflint Trail?

     If there’s ever a day you are in need of a taste of the northwoods flavor then check out WTIP.  It’s our local radio station based in Grand Marais, MN and they have a website full of great stories.  I wish I had time and the internet capability to listen to all of the audio recordings on their site but unfortunately I don’t.  I encourage you to make the time to check out WTIP when you’re craving the Gunflint Trail.

Here’s a recent story about the Gunflint Trail from WTIP…

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The Gunflint Trail is a quiet and wild place. Best known for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that surrounds it on both sides, the Trail is often characterized as pristine and untouched. But there was a time when things on the Gunflint Trail were very different. In fact, in the late 1800s an iron mine was established near the end of the trail. There was even a rail line that came down from Canada to the area. Building the line was extremely dangerous and had life and death consequences.

Photo courtesy of David Battistel. To learn more about the history of the Port Arthur, Duluth & Western Railroad check out David’s website.