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In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad is sold at a U.S. Marshal's auction

Pennsylvania Rail Road Locomotive Number 146, circa 1860
06/12/1863
The Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad had been chartered in 1853 as the third railway line in Wisconsin.  It eventually connected Lake Horicon to Berlin, Wisconsin in 1857.  The company fell into financial diffulties and was sold at a U.S. Marshal's auction for $670,000 and became a part of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"From Milwaukee," Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1863, p. 1.

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