Depot (Pardeeville, Wis)
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Looking east toward 110 North Main Street, and the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific railroad depot. Signs on the buildings read, T. M. COCHRANE CO., POTATOES RYE BEANS EGGS WOOL. For many years, travel on the state's roads was difficult and at times impossible. For most of the years before the Civil War, travel on the rivers and streams was the only way large amounts of anything could be moved to markets. The soft sand and mud in this area meant four horses were needed to pull a wagon load of potatoes or grain to a buyer in town. To get surplus production as far as Milwaukee, where there was a market for it, required a month long round trip. So, when the railroad came through late in 1856, life became much simpler here and a farm town economy developed, aided considerably by the water power from the Millpond. But actual prosperity here was still several years in the future. First and foremost the Civil War killed 80 or more of the young men in the area who were needed
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