Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lake Winnebago and the Lower Fox Valley

From The Journal of Geography, 1913-14
This map obviously predates the preponderance of major highways as automobile travel was still in its infancy; paved roads were rare outsde metropolitan areas.  But look at all the railroad lines.  All those initials were shorthand for the major railroads criss-crossing the area- GB&W: Green Bay and Western, C&NW: Chicago and North Western, CM&SP: Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Pacific (also known as The Milwaukee Road). 

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