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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])

Railroads


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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