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Ox cart trains -- some 500 long --went through DL

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Detroit Lakes now has miles and miles of streets within the city. But years back, there was one trail that led through town -- Woods Trail.


There were three distinct trails on the Red River Oxcart Trail.

Although it is thought that the first person passed through Becker County on the trails on Aug. 19, 1825, "all efforts to ascertain the date of the first travel over the road have been fruitless," according to the Becker County Historical Society.

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