The Rise and Fall of River and Rail transportation in Madison, Indiana.

Without river and rail traffic...

Madison would not be what it is today. River traffic fueled explosive growth that made Madison the largest city in the young state of Indiana. Rail traffic made Madison the keystone to the growth of Indiana’s interior. However, it was the same growth that sapped Madison of life.

Articles in Boom & Bust

  1. Living High on the Hog
  2. The Golden Age
  3. Gone Forever
  4. The Final Chapter