The United States helped liberate France during World War II; France, in gratitude, sent one boxcar for each state filled with treasures donated by the citizens of France. This one was sent to Wisconsin.
This entry was posted on January 12, 2015 by John & Lois. It was filed under National Railroad Museum .
I didn’t know a boxcar was sent…very cool!
January 12, 2015 at 11:21 am
Too cool. I love coats of arms and this boxcar has oodles of them!
January 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm
Very interesting bit of history. I’d never heard about that…
January 13, 2015 at 7:33 am
I have never heard that. I’ll have to look into what was sent to Connecticut.
January 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm
Are the train tracks that the Boxcars were sent on still carrying freight? that would be an interesting way to cross the Atlantic.
January 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm
I am now wondering who had the foresight to preserve this treasure….and who kicked themselves later in other states for not having the same thought!
January 18, 2015 at 3:56 am
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