Archive for November 23rd, 2016

Originally published in the Maplevalley Messenger, November 23, 1922

Cedar Grange wins in long fight for safe crossing over Milwaukee railroad tracks at Maplevalley

Milwaukee_RR_logoSeventeen months after the first agitation for the elimination of the dangerous grade crossing at Maplevalley, the new overhead bridge across the Milwaukee railroad was completed and opened for traffic Wednesday morning, Nov. 15.

Grange deserves credit

Cedar Grange fired the opening gun in the fight for a safe crossing with a resolution which was passed by that organization on June 23, 1921, and presented to the State Board of Public Works, the King County commissioners, and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway.

For almost a year and a half the fight for the bridge was kept up by Cedar Grange and the Maplevalley Messenger. (more…)

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