Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal, March 9, 1998

Luce Line Trail web site opens

A new World Wide Web site devoted to the Luce Line Trail of Central Minnesota is now available to the public. It is located at

The main section of the site, titled "Along the Way," features each community along the Luce Line Trail. This begins with summaries of how the trail relates to each community, and will continue to be expanded.

Another section deals with events related to the trail. Anyone involved with such events may submit information to be posted there. Generally, there is no charge for this listing unless the event is fundraising or commercial in nature.

Organizations that use, support, or have an affiliation with the trail may also have their groups profiled in a section for them. The profile includes general information about the organization's activities and goals as well as who to contact and how someone can become a member.

The trail's history back to the railroad days and even earlier is summarized in the history section. One interesting note is when a trestle collapsed, allowing several railroad cars to fall into a lake along the way.

The "This and That" section is a wide open area for anything else. Luce Line users are invited to submit written or photographic accounts of their trail activities for publication in this space.

Businesses that cater to trail users may wish to be included in the "Along the Way" section to let trail site surfers know about their goods and services.

More information is available by contacting through an online request form at the site; by mail to, PO Box 129, Winsted, MN 55395; or telephone 320-485-2535. The site is a project of Winsted Publishing.

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