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Gresham in Shawano County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Gresham Depot Museum

 
 
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By Keith L, June 18, 2013
1. The Gresham Depot Museum Marker
Inscription. The depot was opened in 1907. The railroad was known as the Wisconsin Northern or by its nickname, "The Whiskey Northern". In 1921, the railway was sold to the Soo Line Railroad.

A mix of freight and passenger trains ran daily. At that time, all freight came in by rail, as there was no truck service until the 1940's. Draymen would deliver the freight from the depot to the various businesses. The U.S. mail also came in by rail.

The depot was closed in 1963. In 1974, the Gresham Woman's Club and the former depot agent, Russell Ferrall and his wife, Grace, were instrumental in getting the depot moved to this site. Many community members pitched in to help with the move. Its original site was just south of here, on top of the hill.

From the Pineries to the Present
Heritage Tourism Area

 
Location. 44° 51.213′ N, 88° 47.233′ W. Marker is in Gresham, Wisconsin, in Shawano County. Marker is on North Main Street (County Highway G) north of West River Street / Zoglman Lane, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1311 North Main Street, Gresham WI 54128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
The Gresham Depot Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
2. The Gresham Depot Museum Marker
crow flies. Mohican Veteran's Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Keshena Falls & The Menominee (approx. 7.2 miles away); Menominee Reservation (approx. 7.9 miles away); Spirit Rock (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Gresham, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 8, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Gresham Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
3. The Gresham Depot Museum
The Gresham Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2013
4. The Gresham Depot Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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