Alaska Station in Pewaukee

 

Some of  "locals" by the Alaska advance station sign.

(L-R)  Fred Larson, Mark O'Connor, Joe Ryan

 

 

The "locals" pointing out the Alaska Station stop.

This should be around Parkside Road just west of Pewaukee proper (about MP 107).  This was the Station stop that was used for loading ice that was cut from Pewaukee Lake during the winter and stored in ice houses located next to the tracks.  Ice was shipped to Milwaukee and beyond for use in the meat packing houses.  Our local historical society currently has a nice display about ice harvesting in Pewaukee.  Stop by and visit them on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons or other times by appointment.  It's a neat place.