Northcote, Minnesota is a tiny little roadside town along Highway 75 in Kittson County. It was founded as a center of commerce for the surrounding farms and has slowly dwindled in population over the years. Northcote was founded on the Hill Siding, a railroad siding named after railroad magnate James. J. Hill. The largest of the farms in the area was also named after Mr. Hill.
There is a nice page dedicated to Northcote on the Rootsweb site if you’d care to check it out.
Our visit to Northcote happened on a day when the sky was hazy with smoke from wildfires in Canada, lending an eerie quality to the sky.
This depot was across the road from the railroad tracks which makes us think it’s been moved.
This bell is dedicated to the memory of Peter MacFarlane
Despite Highway 75 being a fairly major thoroughfare, there’s very little traffic this far north.