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Photo of the Minnehaha train depot, known as The Princess, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Weekly Gem #30 "All aboard! For brats, Cubs, and Pizzeria Uno!"

Published 7/18/2015

Location:   This 'hidden gem' is located in Minneapolis, MN, in Minnehaha Park (see Clue Me! Map ).  Small though it is, it was a transit point for thousands of people each year, ranging from locals going to the falls for a picnic, vacationers savoring a ball game or deep dish pizza in the Windy City, and thousands of soldiers making their way to and from nearby Fort Snelling.

Clue

The Princess

Description

Minnehaha Depot

Why It's Interesting

This train depot, built in 1875, was the first train depot connecting Minneapolis to Chicago. In spite of its small size, it was used by thousands. The Milwaukee Railroad builders dubbed Minnehaha Depot "The Princess" because of the detail of the Victorian woodwork and gingerbread canopy.

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