News: Milan (Discontinue Rail Service - 1962)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surname: Rietbrock

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 12/23/2015

Originally published in the Abbotsford Tribune, Thursday, December 27, 1962.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission at Madison has granted a petition of the Soo Line Railroad to withdraw agency service at the unincorporated village of Milan in the town of Johnson.

The community, at one time known a Milano, was one of the first in western Marathon County to have a railroad stop. It was on the Abbotsford-Eastern Railroad Company, running from Abbotsford to Athens, during the time Fred Rietbrock, a Milwaukee attorney, was inducing settlers to come to the area and was beginning sawmill operations.

During the early days of the community, a sawmill and other industries were in operation there. Shipments of major industries in the community at the present are sent largely by truck.



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