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The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station

 
 
The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, January 16, 2015
1. The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker
Inscription. Starting on Sept. 1, 1904 an electric interurban line operated by TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.) ran along this Muskego Recreation Trail. The line split at St. Martinís Junction, with one running to Burlington and the other, the Muskego Lakes Line, running to East Troy. As many as 42 cars carried Sunday riders back to Milwaukee from Muskego Beach Amusement Park located at the north end of Pioneer Dr. Extra passenger rail cars were stored on a loop of track in what is now Horn Field, located 100 yards west of this marker. Area farmers also shipped their milk and other produce from this location.

The main stops in Muskego were at Sobekís Resort on Woods Road and here at two hotels: The Smithís Hotel-Tavern-Train Station and the Ctibor Hotel-kitty corner from each other here on Pioneer Dr. (formerly the Waterford Plank Road and later, “old” RacineAve.)

Service through Muskego was discontinued on August 12, 1939, but runs from Milwaukee to Hales Corners continued until June 30, 1951. Remnants of the electric railroad line are still in operation between Mukwonago and East Troy – today known as the “East Troy Electric Railroad.”
 
Erected 2013 by Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce, Muskego Historical Society, Waukesha County Historical
The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, January 16, 2015
2. The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker
Society and Museum. (Marker Number 19-04.)
 
Location. 42° 54.086′ N, 88° 8.414′ W. Marker is in Muskego, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Pioneer Drive ľ mile south of Janesville Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: W180S7881 Pioneer Drive, Muskego WI 53150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Muskego Centre Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Muskego Town Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Devil's Teapot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Janesville Plank Road Tollgate (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muskego (approx. 0.4 miles away); Muskego Beach Amusement Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Do I Smell Pizza-Burgers?" (approx. half a mile away); Park Arthur (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Muskego.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown. All relate to TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, January 16, 2015
3. The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker
Looking east along the Muskego Recreation Trail
The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, January 16, 2015
4. The Electric Interurban Muskego Centre Station Marker
Looking west along the Muskego Recreation Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on , by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017.
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