Cottage Grove (pop. 8,445) is featured in three movies: Buster Keaton’s 1927 silent film The General, about a train engine stolen during the Civil War; 1973’s Emperor of the North railroad tale with Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine; and as the site for the homecoming parade scene in the 1978 movie National Lampoon’s Animal House.
Cottage Grove Featured in Three Major Movies
TriviaBy American Profile on May 30, 2004
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