Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Trolley Map

from Badger Traction, 1969, by Central Electric Railfans' Association, Chicago, IL
The blue line shows the Neenah-Menasha trolley line that joined the Twin Cities and also offered service beyond to Appleton to the north and Oshkosh and Fond du Lac to the south.  Beyond the city limits, the lines were known as interurbans.  The book states that, "When the trolley fever reached the area, it was natural that promoters of the city systems would also reach out to build links with other cities along the Fox waterway.  By early 1904, it was possible to go from Fond du Lac, at the south end of Lake Winnebago, to Green Bay by trolley, but the trip involved changing cars at Oshkosh, Neenah, and Kaukauna."

And for the geographically challenged, the map of Omro was just put on this page to save space in the book. 

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