The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Railroad Rail and Spike
This segment of a railroad rail and an iron spike mounted to a wooden block is marked as being the first rail, St. Paul to Duluth, 1866-1942.
For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this rail and spike in our collections database.