Eaton Township HISTORY

Clark County, Wisconsin



N. C. Foster had a passion for railway trains, giving pet names to some of the locomotives he owned.  Two of those engines are pictured above, "Willie" on the left and "Gracie May" on the right, shown awaiting their destiny on a railway siding at the end of the Foster train era.  Some Greenwood area residents long remembered "Willie" from the late 1800's and early 1900's.  They would call upon "Big Bill" Foster, asking him to hitch "Willie" up to a freight car and haul several fans to watch an out-of-town baseball game on a Sunday afternoon.  Following the enjoyable afternoon of entertainment, the fans climbed back into the freight car and "Big Bill" controlled the throttle as "Willie" would chug along on the rails, delivering the fans safely back to Greenwood.


Railroad History of The Greenwood Line.



Eaton Township

"Amish Among Us"

Building of the Black River Bridge (1913)

"Clark County Illustrated" (1890)

Farmers Shocking Oats

Firebug / Arsons (1893)

Hemlock Mill, 1907

Village of Greenwood

Greenwood of Yesterday (1848 - 1891)

Greenwood (1881 History)

Greenwood Power Dam

Historic Homes of Greenwood, WI (1900 ca.)

Enterprising little town - Greenwood 1873

1874 Visit to Greenwood, Wisconsin

Greenwood 12-14-1878

1881 History of Greenwood

1884 Greenwood Mormon Movement

1885 Greenwood, Wis. Fire; The 1934 Account of the Fire

1890 History

1909 History of Greenwood, WI

Historic Homes of Greenwood, WI

Greenwood Council Proceedings 23 Jan 1906

Greenwood City Council resignations 1906

History: Greenwood, Wis. "Little Hell" (22 Feb 1912); (29 Feb 1912); (7 Mar 1912); (21 Mar 1912)

"Freckles & Company" Song & Dance Performance (1917)

1937 Peace Memorial

1950 Jim's Dairy Bar - Bud's Dairy Bar - Edward's Dairy Bar - Jerry's Dairy Bar (History)

1963 History of Greenwood

Community Fund Foundation

1993 Greenwood Phone Book

Main Street Directory

Greenwood Post Office


Greenwood Tour 2005, Contributed by Mary Urban

Page 1 -- West side of main street, from south to north

Page 2 -- East side of main street, from north to south





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