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The Salt Fork is the southern prong of the three forks that make up the Vermilion River.

Inside a horsecar.jpg
The interior of the horsecar on display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Horsecar with model horse at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Mid-Late 19th Century Horsecar in Grand Rapids, MI

Urbana Railroad Company Cars 1869.png
These horse-drawn cars would travel back and forth between the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana and the Doane House in Champaign every 70 minutes.

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Portrait of local judge and historian Joseph O. Cunningham

HM Russell.jpg
H. M. Russell owned a horse-bus (omnibus) company with John Gere that people used to travel from Urbana to West Urbana before the Urbana Railroad Line was installed.

Doane House.jpg
The Doane House was a hotel, restaurant, and meeting place as well as the ICRR depot in Champaign. This was the final stop for the Urbana Railroad Company cars before they returned to the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana.

CC Courthouse 1859-1900.jpg
This was the fourth Champaign County Courthouse and was in use from 1859 until 1900 when the building was redesigned by Urbana architect Joseph Royer.

CC Courthouse 1859-1900 Map Litho.jpg
The Champaign County Courthouse acted as the Urbana depot for the Urbana Railroad Company line from 1863-1890.
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