Cottage Grove Featured in Three Major Movies

on May 30, 2004

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.

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