The History of the Chippewa Valley Superior Railroad.

As early as 1866 people of Durand wanted the railroad because the only other way of transportation was the river. So on May 6, 1881 Huntington published a resolution passed by the Wabasha and Lake Superior Railroad Company which said " That this company may build and construct a line of railroad from a point on the Mississippi River in the Counties of Buffalo and Pepin opposite of Wabasha County, Minnesota, in a northerly directon to the city of Eau Claire."