New Berlin in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The closing of the TM, nickname for the interurban railway service, provided by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co now a bike path, and the decline of the railroad changed the early hamlet of Calhoun forever. Yet, the two old taverns, Calhoun Hall and Elgerís store, still stand on either side of the railroad tracks as they have for more than 100 years. Trains still pass by occasionally at noon.
These markers pay tribute to the significance of the corner Calhoun settlement.
Erected 2003 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-01.)
Location. 43° 0.614′ N, 88° 7.642′ W. Marker is in New Berlin, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on South Calhoun Road half a mile south of West Greenfield Avenue (Wisconsin Route 59), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located at the entrance to the bike trail. Marker is in this post office area: New Berlin WI 53146, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hamlet of Calhoun (here, next to this marker); Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Berlin Hills Golf Course (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dousman-Dunkel Behling Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away); William Donaldson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Aitken Brothers Birth Place (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Cornfalfa" Farms (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Berlin.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. All relate to TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
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