Osceola "Soo" Depot

Missing Marker
Visited September 8, 2016
Erected by River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area,
Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin
45.319777,-92.705922
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OSCEOLA "SOO" DEPOT
This depot was built in 1916 replacing a smaller wooden structure that was destroyed when two engines collided in front of it. Constructed of red, wire cut brick with white sandstone trim, the depot was very modern for its time, boasting both a men's and women's waiting room, a spacious station agent's office and a large freight room with "warm room" attached. The tracks to the north of the depot were part of the original Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie line, that later became known as the Soo line.

This is one of many interpretive signs in the River, Rails & Trails Heritage Area, a project funded in part by a Heritage Tourism grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
The marker was located at Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway on westbound Depot Road, west of its intersection with South Cascade Street / Wisconsin Highway 35, at 114 Depot Road, Osceola, Wisconsin 54020.

NOTE: I spoke with several people working at the depot at the time of my visit and no one knew what had happened to the marker.

Wikipedia: Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad

AmericanRails.com: The Soo Line Railroad, Ship Soo To And Through Upper Midwest

Written by longtime resident and Town Board member Eugene Lindholm


Osceola Wisconsin: Osceola Historical Society

See also, Osceola Bluff, also at this location.

 The referenced depot.

See also, Osceola Bluff, also at this location. 





 The marker was located at
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway.




The marker was located in Osceola, Wisconsin.

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