Friday, May 23, 2008

Today in 1854 the railroad reaches Madison Wisconsin

1854 - First Railroad Reaches Madison

On this date the Milwaukee and Mississippi railroad reached Madison, connecting the city with Milwaukee. When the cars pulled into the depot, thousands of people gathered to witness the ceremonial arrival of the first train, and an enormous picnic was held on the Capitol grounds for all the passengers who'd made the seven-hour trip from Milwaukee to inaugurate the line.

We have many railroad books at 385.

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