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Sussex in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR

 
 
Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 4, 2011
1. Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR Marker
Inscription. Bug Line Railroad (Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls & Western Railroad) built in 1890; extended to Merton, North Lake after 1891. Bug Line was discontinued in 1978. On this site: Sussex Elevator 1890-1917 (Wm. & John Small); Sussex Cooperative 1919-1934; Nettesheim & Otto Inc. 1934-1945; Sussex Mills 1945-1990 (Hip Keller & Gordon Pfeil). Mill shipped, received grain, grinding, cleaning, mixing grains, coal yard and salt warehouse. Mill closed 1972. Became a lawn and garden in 1964, sold power equipment until close down October 27, 1990.
 
Erected 1990 by Erected by longest mill employee, owner, Gordon Pfeil 1951-1990.
 
Location. 43° 7.938′ N, 88° 13.471′ W. Marker is in Sussex, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Maple Avenue 0.1 miles south of Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of Maple Avenue at the Bug Line Recreation Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sussex WI 53089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Woman in Town of Lisbon (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Albanís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sussex
Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 4, 2011
2. Sussex Mills and Bug Line RR Marker
Looking west toward the Bug Line Trail
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Zion Evangelical Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mammoth Spring Hotel - Saloon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hon. Thomas Weaver Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sixteen School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Halquist Quarry (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sussex.
 
Also see . . .  Bug Line draws research. (Submitted on June 21, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 496 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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