Railroad Comes to Oregon

1931TrainStationA look back to when Oregon had a passenger train!  Lil Eckmann Robinson and Marie Frisch boarding a train at the Oregon depot in 1931, probably doing to Madison.  This photo was taken by Don McGill.

Marie Frisch was listed as a teacher in Oregon (1930 census). Her pal, Lil, had married in 1931.

 

 

 
Railroad exhibitThe Beloit and Madison Railroad (later part of the Chicago and Northwestern) extended the line through the village, giving Oregon an advantage over the outlying settlements. Oregon was an important nucleus of trade, a shipping point for livestock to the Chicago market (1890-1930). At the height of rail activity about 15 carloads per week of livestock went out of Oregon. Grain shipments of wheat and oats numbered about 100 cars/month.
 

 

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