Trains in unexpected places: Rene visits the Neville Museum in Green Bay WI

Posted by Rene Schweitzer
on Monday, May 20, 2019

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Last Friday, I drove to Green Bay to visit the Neville Public Museum. They had a history of Green Bay display that looked interesting. My mom's side of the family lived in Green Bay for decades.

The old depot still resides right across the street from the museum.

It's not a large museum but they had some train-related items I thought you might like to see. First, they mentioned the Chicago & NorthWestern Depot (right across the street from the museum), which is now home to Titletown Brewery's restaurant. I blogged about that a couple of years ago. Worth a stop!

Visit an 1896 Soo Line caboose on the west side of Green Bay.

Vickery Village, in nearby Suamico, is home to a 1896 Soo Line caboose. I had no idea!

A curiosity. I googled the brand of tobacco but came up empty.

A curiosity was a display of a wooden Armless Tobacco brand box. Charles Johnson lost both arms in a railroad accident in Peshtigo WI and named his business after his missing limbs. There's also a photo of the railroad accident on the box.

Interesting fact--Peshtigo is also home to a deadly fire that happened about the same time as the Great Chicago Fire. It was more devastating than the Chicago fire, but because the area is so remote, little was heard about it.

You can't beat a view of bay of Green Bay. The lower right is a memorial to fallen firefighters.

Last but not least, while this isn't train related, it was a lot of fun. There is a 1:72 scale Lambeau Field made from 130,000 Lego pieces. It's called the "Lego Lambeau." It takes up about half of the children's room.

Lego Lambeau!

The game must not be very interesting. Too many seats are empty!

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