A letter written on Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul Railroad Co. stationery,
dated May 28, 1882.
The stationery was originally printed for the Green Bay and Minnesota
Railroad, but has been stamped out and replaced by GREEN
BAY, WINONA & ST. PAUL RAILROAD CO. High construction costs had
put the young railroad into financial difficulties and on January 23, 1878
the Green Bay & Minnesota went into receivership. On
April 3, 1879 Farmers Loan and Trust Company foreclosed on the
railroad. The Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul Railroad was incorporated
on May 16, 1881 to take over the old company. The property was transferred
to the GBW&StP on August 30, 1881, and the receivership of the GB&M
continued operation until October 14, 1881 when it was transferred to
the new company.
This correspondence appears courtesy of Mark Forder.
Notice: These images are owned by Mark Forder and may not be
reproduced without permission.