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William Dalrymple & the Bayfield Transfer

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

William Dalrymple and the Bayfield Transfer
William Dalrymple & the Bayfield Transfer

Cost: Free

Venue: BHA – 30 North Broad Street, Bayfield.

Join us on Wednesday, July 10 @ 7PM at BHA for the next John Matthew Black Program: William Dalrymple & the Bayfield Transfer.

Months before the first “Omaha” train pulled into the station, William F. Dalrymple launched his plan to turn Bayfield into a major port city on Lake Superior. Despite personally making a significant financial investment in the project, obstacles put in his way prevented his plan from coming to fruition. After fifteen years of effort his Transfer Railway finally began running from Bayfield to Red Cliff, but ultimately only fifteen miles of road were built and by 1922 the last of these tracks were lifted.

The Bayfield Heritage Association’s John Matthew Black Program Series is generously sponsored by the Apostle Islands Historic Preservation Conservancy.


July 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Bayfield Heritage Association
30 N Broad Street
Bayfield, WI 54814 United States
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