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Near McGregor in Clayton County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Froelich Train Depot

 
 
The Froelich Train Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2022
1. The Froelich Train Depot Marker
Inscription.  

The original Froelich Train Depot had been a large building located just to the north of the present location of our current depot. It was located on the west side of the old highway 18 & 52.

In 1872, the railroad came through what became known as the village of Froelich, first known as Froelich Station. The freight depot was built around this time. This brought businesses and homes to the area. Passenger tickets were sold here until 1903. The flood of 1916 destroyed the depot.

This narrow gauge rail line was a side spur off the main line at Beulah, and called the Elkader Line. By 1882 the narrow gauge rail was replaced with the standard size rail.

By 1911 the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad built the livestock stockyard at Froelich to the north of the Iron Clad Store.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 43° 0.385′ N, 91° 19.292′ W. Marker is near McGregor, Iowa, in Clayton County. Marker is on Froelich Road, on the right when traveling
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south. The marker is at the Froelich Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24397 Froelich Rd, Mc Gregor IA 52157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Froelich (within shouting distance of this marker); The Iron Clad Store & Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); National, Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); McGregor / Ringling Brothers (approx. 7˝ miles away); Bat Caves (approx. 7.6 miles away); Point of Discovery (approx. 8 miles away); Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McGregor.
 
The Froelich Train Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2022
2. The Froelich Train Depot and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 23, 2024