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Clinton in Big Stone County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot

built circa 1885

 
 
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
1. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot Marker
Inscription.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 31, 1986
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 45° 27.584′ N, 96° 26.237′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Minnesota, in Big Stone County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located along the sidewalk on the west side of the railroad depot, just left of the building entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Center Street, Clinton MN 56225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Pauli Lutheran Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Graceville (approx. 7½ miles away); Big Stone County Courthouse (approx. 10.7 miles away); A Glacial Wall of Water (approx. 11.3 miles away); Paul Bunyan's Boat-Anchor (approx. 11.3 miles away); Geology of Minnesota (approx. 11.3 miles away); Roberts County / Grant County (approx. 13.4 miles away in South Dakota); Ancient Exposed Rock (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Depot (Wikipedia)
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot<br>(<i>marker located near west side entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
2. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot
(marker located near west side entrance)
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. The Fargo and Company line built from Ortonville to the South Dakota line near Wheaton, going through Clinton in 1884. The first through train on the line ran July 2, 1884. Sold to the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad company in 1885. From 1885 through the late 1920s four trains stopped at the Clinton depot each day including morning freight and passenger trains northbound for Fargo, an afternoon southbound train, and an evening southbound passenger train. (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #86002118. Well-preserved example of a small combination depot, built c. 1885. Also noted as Clinton's oldest building and a symbol of the impact of railroads on the town. Currently houses the city history museum. (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot NRHP Plaque<br>(<i>located just right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
3. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot NRHP Plaque
(located just right of entrance)
This property
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot<br>(<i>east side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
4. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot
(east side view)
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot<br>(<i>north side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2018
5. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Depot
(north side view)
Clinton
Founded in 1883
Formerly called Batavia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jul. 4, 2022