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Midland Continental Railroad Depot, Community Museum

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1913. 401 E Railway St.

Wimbledon is justifiably proud of its railroad depot—the only Midland Continental depot surviving along that defunct line. The depot was built as a stop for the Midland Continental Railroad, which was intended to be a north-south transcontinental railroad linking grain markets in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with seaports in Galveston, Texas. However, the sixty-seven-mile-long short-line railroad was only completed from Edgeley to Wimbledon. This depot is the last reminder of this grand, but ultimately unsuccessful plan. The building is associated with jazz vocalist Peggy Lee (born Norma Egstrom), who lived in the depot from 1934 to 1937 when she supported her depot-agent father.

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Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Midland Continental Railroad Depot, Community Museum", [Wimbledon, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-BA11.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 63-63.

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