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History buffs made several stops to walk the Wheat Trail during their bus tour of the historic route Saturday in Wadena County.

Along the Wheat Trail

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A bus load of history buffs bumped along dirt roads and cruised down county highways in search of the Wheat Trail Saturday.

Wagons and sleighs once traveled down the Wheat Trail to deliver the harvest from rich prairies by Shell City to the trains in Verndale and Wadena. Shell City is now abandoned and most of the trail has disappeared, but locals remain intrigued by the arduous journey to transport the wealth of wheat.


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