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

Calhoun

 
 
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By Paul F, August 3, 2010
1. Calhoun Marker
Inscription. The arrival of the first trains through Calhoun on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad occurred in 1881. Milk, grain, sugar, beets, cattle, farm produce and hops went out on the trains, and brewers grains saloonkeepers, supplies, farms, machinery and mail came in. Mail was delivered by horse and rig to the depot at the Calhoun Station.

The closing of the TM, nickname for the interurban railway service, provided by the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co now a bike path, and the decline of the railroad changed the early hamlet of Calhoun forever. Yet, the two old taverns, Calhoun Hall and Elgerís store, still stand on either side of the railroad tracks as they have for more than 100 years. Trains still pass by occasionally at noon.

These markers pay tribute to the significance of the corner Calhoun settlement.
 
Erected 2003 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 21-01.)
 
Location. 43° 0.614′ N, 88° 7.642′ W. Marker is in New Berlin, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on South Calhoun Road half a mile south of West Greenfield Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 59), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the entrance to the bike trail. Marker is in this post office area: New Berlin WI 53146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Calhoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, August 3, 2010
2. Calhoun Marker
This marker is located on the right and the Hamlet of Calhoun marker is on the left.
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamlet of Calhoun (here, next to this marker); Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace (approx. 1.4 miles away); New Berlin Hills Golf Course (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dousman-Dunkel Behling Inn (approx. 2.6 miles away); The William Donaldson House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Aitken Brothers Birth Place (approx. 3.1 miles away); "Cornfalfa" Farms (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Berlin.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. All relate to TMER&L (The Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Calhoun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, August 3, 2010
3. Calhoun Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 610 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on January 29, 2015, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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