Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
removing the cap of the well a hose was inserted into the well lowered into the water. This was a powerful artesian well. In 19 this agreement was terminated. The Milwaukee northern and Sheboygan Electric Railroad was built in 1907-1908. It was powered by electricity furnished by a large power plant located in Port Washing- ton and distributed by several sub-stations along its right-of-way. Later it also supplied electric current for lighting and power over a large area. It has grown and several times has added additional facilities fur- nishing more power and light to a large area. The Milwjukee Northern and Sheboygan Electric Railroad was built starting from their station located at 5th and VA ells tr-et, i.i1Iwaukee, north to a point south of Brown Deer from where it continued with along and bordering the west right-of-way of the Viilwaukee Road continuously to a point where the Mlilwaukee Road crosses the Cedarburg Road or Hwy. 57 about one half mile north of the present Highland Road. From this point the Milwaukee Northern proceeded northerly crossing the Milwaukee Road via a viaduct to the City of Cedarburg and the Milwaukee Road proceeded in a northeastly direction. When the news spread that a group of enterprising citizens from Cedarburg and Mlilwaukee were contemplating the building of an electric railroad from Milwaukee to $heboygan, great excitment was created.
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