News: Fairchild (3 Aug 1905)

Contact: Michelle Melcher

Surnames: Foster

----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 8/3/1905


Fairchild & North-Eastern to Run to Owen and Connect With Wisconsin Central

From present appearances Fairchild will soon be closely connected with another main line of railway.

A proposition has been made to President N.O. Foster to extend the Fairchild & North-Eastern railway from Fairchild to Owen station and making connections with the Wisconsin Central main line, thus opening to this place and Greenwood another route to Milwaukee and Chicago, to St. Paul and the Northwest generally, and to Superior and Duluth, as the Central’s projected air line starts at Owen instead of Marshfield as first suggested, and will be put through as fast as men can build it.

This will be agreeable news to people locally making it possible to do business with one of the most liberal roads in the state, enabling them to ship or receive freight by a live competing line and to get into the eastern part of the state easily.

While the extension of the F & N.E. has not been absolutely determined upon, there is every reason to believe it will be running from here to Owen before Christmas. This would give a direct line to Ladysmith and Superior by another year, and it is not impossible that the F & N.E. will break into new territory to the north finally.

The carrying out of this, in connection with the announced intention of the Farmers Mutual Trading Co. to make this a leading hay market and the probable enlarging of the Foster Co.’s grain shipping business, means much for Fairchild and its agricultural interests.



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