#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: Last Passenger Train to Stop Here

It’s time once again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society.

Monday, November 29th marks the 70th anniversary of the last passenger train to go through Whitewater. This photograph was taken to memorialize this event in 1951 and was printed in the Whitewater Register. Interestingly, train service began in Whitewater in 1852, almost 100 years earlier.

Whitewater could also take pride in it being one of the first stops on the very first rail line to be built in the state of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad line. This line was consolidated into the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad about 10 years later, a line that would build track all the way to the Pacific Coast and be known as the “Milwaukee Road.”

The Historical Society is proud that our museum of local history has been housed in the historic Whitewater Passenger Depot since 1974.

Join us next week for more from the collections of the Whitewater Historical Society.

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