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Railroad Park shelter on the move
In Muscoda
Railroad Park shelter on the move
The Railroad Park shelter was moved from its long-time location near the bright lights of Wisconsin Avenue to a new spot among the trees of Riverside Park. A new larger shelter will soon be constructed at Railroad Park to serve events held there. Photo by Wendell Smith

MUSCODA - Wednesday morning of last week, Wisconsin Avenue was the route used to move a picnic shelter from Railroad Park in downtown Muscoda to a new location in the “primitive” grassy campground portion of Riverside Park.

The move made it possible to build a new and larger shelter to serve as headquarters for the Muscoda American Legion’s “Burgers in the Park” served the last Wednesday evening of the month from May through October. In the past, a temporary tent has been used as a shelter for folks “eating in” at the popular event. Also, Railroad Park serves as the location for crafters, vendors, etc. to locate during the annual Morel Mushroom Festival in May.

The move last week was carried out by “Heritage Movers” of Blue River with help from village maintenance and volunteers. By Thursday morning the shelter was in place with picnic tables added and ready for use at the new location.

The effort last week was the second time a Railroad Park structure was moved to Riverside Park to continue to serve. A unit originally used as an uptown “band shelter” for concerts was moved to Riverside Park where it has been served for many years..