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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.

6 responses

  1. Tammy

    I didn’t know a boxcar was sent…very cool!

    January 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

  2. Too cool. I love coats of arms and this boxcar has oodles of them!

    January 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm

  3. Julie

    Very interesting bit of history. I’d never heard about that…

    January 13, 2015 at 7:33 am

  4. I have never heard that. I’ll have to look into what was sent to Connecticut.

    January 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  5. 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

  6. 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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