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Black Earth Depot attracts visitors, receives grant


July 5, 2018

Wisconsin Historical Society

Army troops march outside the Black Earth Depot in 1912.

A myriad of cameras quickly clicked, as approximately forty people disembarked their Badger Coach bus on Mills Street late Wednesday afternoon, June 20th. They were all focused on one thing: the Black Earth Depot. They are members of the Railroad Station Historical Society and came from 14 different states to tour 80 or so structures of the former Milwaukee Road, Chicago & Northwestern, Illinois Central, Chicago Great Western, and regional interurbans throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Information about the Society is available at: (

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