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Evangeline Milk, went out of business. In May 1968 the Sturgeon Bay bridge was condemned, and the A&W abandoned its line north of Algoma later that month. Te last train to run in Door County left from Sturgeon Bay on September 4, 1969, its cargo an old diesel engine. Door County had been the last county in Wisconsin to receive railroad service, and now it was the first to lose it.


Mathu remembers that during this


era, the heart of his childhood in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the railroad didn’t seem stable. “At the time it seemed they were talking about it closing forever,” he says, though he never thought it would. For years Al- goma Hardwoods (later the Champion Mill) was the only regular customer.


“It seemed that the fortunes of Al-


goma Hardwoods went hand-in-hand with the railroad,” Mathu says. “It start- ed in the 1890s as Ahnapee Seating & Veneer Company, about the same time as the railroad. Te company [its name changed several times over the years] was sold to Champion in the late 1960s, and they kept the line going from Casco to Algoma for a few years.” 9 2 0 . 8 5 4 . 2 5 5 4


Service now dropped down to two


cars a day. On New Year’s Eve, 1970, the line was sold to McCloud River Railroad, a division of U.S. Plywood- Champion Papers, which now owned the Champion Mill.


In 1977, Itel bought the McCloud


River Railroad and a year later acquired the GB&W, making the 13.75-mile


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