Railroad Comes to Oregon

RAILROAD COMES TO OREGON

Railroad exhibit

The 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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