Kittson County Historical Society

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When the Soo Line Railroad decided to build a line from Minneapolis to Winnipeg, a string of town resulted all along the tracks. Halma was one of them. Different work crews were strung along the tracks: each built a certain portion of the road bed and then lay the tracks. Pay was $1.35 a day, for a ten hour day, and the crews worked six days a week. The first depot agent was Dalton.

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