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Route of the North Woods Hiawatha: The Milwaukee Road's Wisconsin Valley Line Paperback – June 4, 2010
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This could be the best book yet on the history of the valley line. --d.c.
It already has a special place on my book shelf - if I could only leave it there! --r.s.
Great book --G.E. and J.G.
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I do like the pictures :)
The Wisconsin Valley Line existed, in various forms and permutations, from the early 1870s to the mid 1980s. It ran from New Lisbon, Wisconsin northward through Mosinee - my hometown - to Blue Bill, Michigan. Hauling timber harvested from Wisconsin's vast forests along with freight and passengers, the Wisconsin Valley Line played a major role in Wisconsin's economy, history and development.
Burg and Storozuk's book runs to 113 pages and features over 200 well-captioned photographs of locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, train crews, repair crews, RR depots, accidents, lumber mills, etc. The pix were drawn from the archives of the Milwaukee Road Historical Association, Marathon County Historical Society and private collections. Paging through the book brought back childhood memories of mighty passenger trains and picturesque depots.
Railroad, lumbering and local history buffs will enjoy this well-done history of the Wisconsin Valley Line. Recommended.