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Station: Hermansville, MI

Hermansville MI railroad mapHermansville is located in northwest Menominee County and was settled about 1878. The Wisconsin Land & Lumber company was organized here in 1883 and began manufacturing hardwood products for national distribution. [MPN]

Hermansville was also the crossing at grade of the Soo Line railroad (Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie via Gladstone) and the Chicago & North Western line from Powers west to Iron Mountain and beyond. The Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company, known as IXL, had manufacturing facilities here with access to both railroads.

Photo Info/Credit: Top, a USGS map of Hermansville in 1988. The IXL lumber facilities are on the west side of town and have rail service from both the Soo Line and the C&NW. [USGS/Dale Berry]