History

HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

End O Line started as a 4-H Community Pride Project in 1972 and Murray County took over management of the park in 1975.   What started as a little community pride project by a couple of young 4-H students has become a wonderful tourist attraction in Southwest Minnesota.

FOR THE LOVE OF RAILROADS

Currie marked the end of the line for this particular branch of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.   This line was originally supposed to go through to South Dakota but with lines going through Tracy on the north and Slayton on the south, the railroad didn’t see a need to continue the tracks past Currie.    The turntable was built in 1901 and was used to turn the steam engines around to head back to Bingham Lake.   The turntable is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only one left in the state of Minnesota, on the original site, still operable, and always turned by man power – it was never hooked up to steam or horses.

This museum is a GEM full of railroad history as well as early American frontier history.