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Cuba City in Grant County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Baggage / Milk Cart

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
1. Baggage / Milk Cart Marker
Inscription.  The baggage cart was a standard item on all railroad depot platforms. Their platform was the approximate height of the rail car's bed. This made loading and unloading the baggage and freight fast and easy. Note the handle, this was only pulled around the platform by hand. The milk cans are reminiscent of an era when they stopped along the way to pick-up the milk from the farmers.

Most depots also had a permanent ramp and platform, usually on a siding. This was used to load and unload heavy freight, farm machinery, cars, etc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 36.312′ N, 90° 25.874′ W. Marker is in Cuba City, Wisconsin, in Grant County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street (State Road 80) south of West Webster Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker and baggage cart are located in the Cuba City Presidential Courtyard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Main Street, Cuba City WI 53807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Milk Trains (here, next to this marker);
Baggage / Milk Cart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
2. Baggage / Milk Cart Marker
The Speeder Car w/Tools (here, next to this marker); Semaphore Signal (Traffic Signal) (here, next to this marker); Tools of the Railroad (here, next to this marker); The Chimes of Time (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Presidents — Presidential Shields (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whistle Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Father Samuel Mazzuchelli (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuba City.
 
Baggage / Milk Cart image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2017
3. Baggage / Milk Cart
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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