Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Darlington Wisconsin October '09 Weekend - Photo Tour

The railroad was once very important to the town of Darlington Wisconsin as was the Pecatonica River that meanders alongside it.  The railroad transported goods and people, and the river sported recreational boats and powered the mill for the wheat that was then the main crop.  The railroad and mill are now gone. The upper millstone is now on display in the town's park by the River.  Except for some moss-covered ties alongside the Trail and the old Darlington Depot (now museum), there are no signs of the railroad that once connected Darlington to the world.  The Cheese Country Trail is now where the train tracks once were, and the Trail now sustains the town by accommodating ATM vehicles and snowmobiles.  The bucolic topography that was spared the last glacier remains.
Better views of Photo Tour!