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Osceola in Polk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Osceola “Soo” Depot

 
 
Osceola "Soo" Depot Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
1. Osceola "Soo" Depot Marker
Inscription. This depot was built in 1916 replacing a smaller wooden structure that was destroyed when two engines collided in front of it. Constructed of red, wire cut brick with white sandstone trim, the depot was very modern for its time, boasting both a men's and women's waiting room, a spacious station agent's office and a large freight room with "warm room" attached. The tracks to the north of the depot were part of the original Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie line, that later became known as the Soo line.

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This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Heritage Tourism.
 
Location. 45° 19.043′ N, 92° 42.513′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Wisconsin, in Polk County. Marker is on Depot Street 0.2 miles west of South Cascade Street (Wisconsin Highway 35), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway Depot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 Depot Road, Osceola WI 54020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
Osceola "Soo" Depot and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
2. Osceola "Soo" Depot and Marker
as the crow flies. Osceola Bluff (here, next to this marker); Geiger Brewery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cascade Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osceola (approx. 0.2 miles away); Geology of the Taylors Falls Region (approx. 6.1 miles away in Minnesota); State Park Movement in Wisconsin (approx. 6.3 miles away); Interstate Park Centennial (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
 
Also see . . .  Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway. "The Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway is located in historic Osceola, Wisconsin, the railway provides a truly unique opportunity for kids of all ages to view the scenic St. Croix River Valley." (Submitted on April 3, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Train Arriving Photo, Click for full size
By Keith L, October 15, 2008
3. Train Arriving
Depot Road, looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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