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BARNS OF CARLTON COUNTY - Part III

Our newest exhibit opened on Saturday, September 22, 2018, for the annual "Museum Day Live!" event. We invited all 23 barn owners whose barns are featured in the exhibit, plus all 13 barn owners whose barn was pictured in our new 2019 barn calendar. The barn owners  all talked about their barn history, usage and adventures. Fourteen different townships are represented in the exhibit, plus three barns located in cities. We also had an additional 8 barn wood frames made by our Barn Committee members, who were recognized for their contributions, photographs, and research. Come and see the new exhibit and pick up a 2019 Barns of Carlton County calendar, a great holiday gift for only $8.00!









TRAINS AND THE 1918 FIRE


CARLTON COUNTY TRAINS

     Trains in Carlton County played many different roles in the Great Fires of 1918.

·    They evacuated thousands of refugees.

·    They suffered damage and loss of railroad buildings.

·    They were found to have caused the fires with sparks from smokestacks & wheels.





HISTORIC CARLTON COUNTY TRAINS


DULUTH & NORTHEASTERN RR

NORTHERN PACIFIC RR

GREAT NORTHERN RR

CANADIAN NATIONAL RR

SOO LINE RR


A CENTURY AGO - THE GREAT 1918 FIRE