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Wisconsin Central Railroad Company (1871-1899)



The original Wisconsin Central Railroad Company was a major early railroad that operated throughout northern Wisconsin. Despite these successes, it struggled financially from the start and was bankrupt by 1879. It was leased to the Northern Pacific Railway from 1889 to 1893, and was finally reorganized from bankruptcy in 1897 as the Wisconsin Central Railway.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Villard business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:8993 1862-1928 V719

Business records, correspondence, and photographs of 19th century railroad and electrical industry financier Henry Villard (1835-1900)

Peace Dale Manufacturing Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:446 1742-1919

The records of the Peace Dale Manufacturing Company, a large textile empire located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island owned and operated by five generations of the Hazard family.