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Restored Badger Fish Car at Museum (editor's title)

Badger Fish Car, in shining paint, returns to North Freedom, Wisconsin
The Badger #2 Fish Car, significant for its part in the development of a major leisure-time industry in Wisconsin, returned to Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society, North Freedom, Wisconsin, in December 2009 after a 13-month, $950,000 restoration at Avalon Rail in West Allis, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Fish Commission car, built by Pullman in 1912, was among dozens of state and federal fish cars operating throughout the nation and was the second official fish car used by the state of Wisconsin. It carried fish for planting in the state's lakes and streams for 33 years until 1945 when it was sold to Walter H. Knapp Co. in Milwaukee. Mid-Continent acquired it in 1960. Half of the restoration funds came from a challenge grant from the Jeffris Foundation, one of the only foundations in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historic preservation.
Source Henry A. Koshollek, North Freedom, Wisconsin
Coverage Spatial, North Freedom, Wisconsin; Temporal, December 16, 2009
Rights Henry A. Koshollek
Date Created 2009-12-16
Resource Type
Depicted Railroad
Location North Freedom, Wisconsin
Creator Description Henry A. Koshollek, a photojournalist, worked for the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin, from 1977 to 2008. He received a master's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991.
Collection Henry A. Koshollek Collection
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