Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Many Juneau County men joined the battles of the Civil War. The state of Wisconsin paid the wives of volunteers $5 a month and an additional $2 for each child. And each private received $13 a month and an additional $52 clothing allowance. Whatever the soldier could save, he would send to his family. However, the men were paid neither regularly nor on time.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Remember Christie's? I do. This postcard brings back memories as it was my first "home" for several weeks when I first moved to New Lisbon. We had to stay here until our house was ready to occupy. Single family units were available to rent for travelers.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
1929 Boys Basketball Team
TOP: Joe Powers, Raymond Jax, Gordon McNown, Coach Goldgruber, Bert O'Beirne, Kenny Krotzman, Ken Balgord
BOTTOM: Loren Byam, Arthur Mortensen, Cpt. Cecil Mouritsen Glenn Ormson, Harold Davis
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Country schoolhouses were about the size of a double car garage.|
Rural teachers and children walked to school daily during the school year in all kinds of weather. The short cuts were through the pastures, up and over the hills, over the fences or through the creeks. An occasional 'catstairs' was built over a fence to save the clothes from being torn. Sometimes a cow or sheep might chase you if you were in their territory.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Grade 4 (1910)|
City father Amasa Wilson donated land for a three-room frame school building in 1860. This building would serve New Lisbon's needs until 1900. In that year, school administrator Mr. C. Thompson supervised the construction of a two-story red brick school building that was destroyed by fire in 1907.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
The most important event in New Lisbon's early history was the arrival of the railroad in 1857. The railroad would trigger a boom that brought an estimated 2,500 people to the New Lisbon area. Shops and stores lined Bridge and Adams streets.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Kennedy County Park is located on the Lemonweir in Clearfield. It is the bequest of Burdette Kennedy, a reclusive eccentric who used a shotgun and a pack of dogs to run off visitors to his 200-acres of woods and riverbank property. When Kennedy died, however, he willed the land to the county for preservation as a park to be used by all.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
George "Daddy" Salter ran the Halfway House he called it "Hell's Delight." Daddy was an Indian trader, with whiskey as his stock in trade. After his wife was killed by a intoxicated Winnebago, Salter took his revenge by killing the man with an axe handle. Salter was tried but never convicted for this murder and that of another Winnebago. He later boasted that he had killed eighteen Indians to avenge his wife's death. Some say the grave stone remembering this incident still exists along Hwy 80 outside New Lisbon.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Settlers could also exercise rights of preemption which allowed them to "squat" and eventually own unclaimed land. A pioneer could build a home, clear stumps and farm it, but he had no clear title to the property until he filed a claim at the land office and paid a minimal price for it before anyone else did.
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Macomber Brothers founded a private bank called the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank in the early 1870s. It closed shortly after due to a hops crash. James Marsh and J. Hughes rescued the bank from insolvency and incorporated it in 1903. It remained open until the 1933 bank holiday and did not reopen. Located at the corner of Adams and Pearl Streets.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
In 1899, the Lemonwier River floods and threatens New Lisbon dam. Men work day and night to sandbag shores while water threatens the village. Though the dam held, the water table rose high enough to flood privies and contaminate shallow wells in the city. This resulted in the typhoid fever break out and infecting 121 people in town and the death of three community members.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
In 1890 school teachers of New Lisbon were given a raise: Men - $29.53/month, Women - $21.10/month
Photo at left was taken in 1954 as New Lisbon celebrated it's Centennial. Local teachers dressed up as they would have in late 1800s.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Several other local citizens were involved as the robbers dragged in Chuck White and Attorney McNown.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Souvenir Letter packets like this one were popular items to purchase at Lyon's Drug Store (now Raabe's Rexall). The packet would fold out into several postcards with scenes from area places.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Had Smith had quite the reputation according to the old-timers in New Lisbon. He was known as the local rebel. This picture shows him by his cabin outside of town. Do you have any stories about Had? Let me know.