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Menasha in Winnebago County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wisconsin Central Railroad

 
 
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By Keith L, September 12, 2009
1. Wisconsin Central Railroad Marker
Inscription. Wisconsin Central Railroad was formally organized in the National Hotel on this site by Judge George Reed and his associates, Feb. 4, 1871. Here the contracts were let for its construction and the first general office was located. The road secured a land grant to build a line from "Doty's Island to Lake Superior." The first train ran from Menasha to Waupaca, Oct. 2, 1871.
 
Erected 1955 by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 12.06′ N, 88° 26.922′ W. Marker is in Menasha, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Street on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is attached to the outside wall of the (Menasha) Hotel Pub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Main Street, Menasha WI 54952, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Curtis Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Sergeant Elmer J. Burr (approx. 0.4 miles away); Specialist Fourth Class Kenneth Stumpf (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jean Nicolet Monument
Wisconsin Central Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 12, 2009
2. Wisconsin Central Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Menasha’s Isle of Valor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Menasha Lock (approx. 0.6 miles away); Indian Effigy Mounds (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Menasha.
 
Also see . . .  Wisconsin Central Railway. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 13, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,215 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2009, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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