“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Cuba City, Wisconsin

Clickable Map of Grant County, Wisconsin and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Grant County, WI (49) Crawford County, WI (24) Iowa County, WI (21) Lafayette County, WI (27) Richland County, WI (15) Jo Daviess County, IL (9) Clayton County, IA (11) Dubuque County, IA (23)  GrantCounty(49) Grant County (49)  CrawfordCounty(24) Crawford County (24)  IowaCounty(21) Iowa County (21)  LafayetteCounty(27) Lafayette County (27)  RichlandCounty(15) Richland County (15)  JoDaviessCountyIllinois(9) Jo Daviess County (9)  ClaytonCountyIowa(11) Clayton County (11)  DubuqueCounty(23) Dubuque County (23)
Lancaster is the county seat for Grant County
Cuba City is in Grant County
      Grant County (49)  
      Crawford County (24)  
      Iowa County (21)  
      Lafayette County (27)  
      Richland County (15)  
      Jo Daviess County, Illinois (9)  
      Clayton County, Iowa (11)  
      Dubuque County, Iowa (23)  
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1 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — Baggage / Milk Cart
The baggage cart was a standard item on all railroad depot platforms. Their platform was the approximate height of the rail car's bed. This made loading and unloading the baggage and freight fast and easy. Note the handle, this was only pulled . . . Map (db m162588) HM
2 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — City of Presidents — Presidential Shields
1975-2008. Originally Cuba City was known for its "Parade of Presidents". This was in reference to a bicentennial community project commemorating our nation's 200th birthday in the year 1976. This project is registered with the American Revolution . . . Map (db m162571) HM
3 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — Railroad Track Width
The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England and English expatriates designed the US railroads. Why . . . Map (db m218680) HM
4 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — Semaphore Signal (Traffic Signal)
These signals were used to warn the engineer of the traffic ahead. The tracks were divided into sections of 2 to 10 miles. One of these signals was placed at the beginning of each of these sections. It is activated by pressure switches under . . . Map (db m162602) HM
5 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — The Chimes of Time
The clock was a Cuba City landmark and installed by the Cuba City State Bank at 100 N. Main in 1953 to commemorate the Bank's 50th anniversary (1903-1953). This was one of the finest "clock chimes" that could be purchased at the time. In addition to . . . Map (db m162560) HM
6 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — The Milk Trains
In areas where there were few cheese factories or creameries, the farmer depended on the railroad to deliver the milk. Platforms the height of the car deck were built next to the tracks. In the evening the farmers of the area would deliver their . . . Map (db m162590) HM
7 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — The Speeder Car w/Tools
The Work Car or Speeder Car as they were called, was used by the section gangs to patrol and repair the tracks. Note the handles which were used to remove the car from the track when a train had to pass. The Tool Trailer was used on larger jobs, . . . Map (db m162592) HM
8 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — The Whistle Post
Wayside railroad signs were once a common sight along the railroad tracks. In the classic railroad era each company usually had their own style of wayside signs they used, although one which became universal was the whistle post. The whistle post . . . Map (db m162603) HM
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9 Wisconsin, Grant County, Cuba City — Tools of the Railroad
Nos. 1-2-3 & 7 Rail Alignment Tools Used to move rails side to side for proper alignment prior to being spiked down. No. 4 Crow Bar Used to pull spikes. No. 5 Spike Driver Used to drive spike into the rail ties. . . . Map (db m162601) HM
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Apr. 19, 2024