Ladysmith in Rusk County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Location. 45° 27.921′ N, 91° 6.367′ W. Marker is in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, in Rusk County. Marker is on Lake Avenue West (U.S. 8) near West 5th Street North, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Lake Avenue West, Ladysmith WI 54848, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweet 'Soo' (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rusk County World War I Memorial Apollonia (approx. 9.6 miles away).
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1. Ladysmith lore: Railroads. "[Steam locomotive 1011] was the first of 23 Class L-2 Mikados of that design used in heavy freight service on all divisions of the Soo Line. The railroad reportedly was the first in this country to accept the Mikados, so named because they were first built for Japan." (Submitted on October 16, 2011.)
2. 2-8-2 "Mikado" Type Locomotives. (Submitted on October 16, 2011.)
3. Soo Line 1011. 1971 photo. (Submitted on October 16, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 354 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.