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Hey All, I found this homemade rail anvil on the side of the road. On the side of the rail it says Mil Iron Co 1872
I'm trying to figure out where the rail came from and maybe about how old it is. I'm in central Texas.
I tried to google it with no luck.

Let me know if you know..

Thanks a lot!


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Most likely that would be the Milwaukee Iron Co, located, as you might expect, in Milwaukee.

"Captain Eber Brock Ward, of Michigan opened his third rolling mill, The Milwaukee Iron Co., in Bay View in 1868. Within a year the village of Bay View sprung up as a company town around the steel mill. Cottages erected for mill workers became the center of the village. Many of these cottages are still occupied today and are a part of the diverse architecture of the Bay View neighborhood." is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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