Tuesday, October 7, 2014

UPDATE: This group was known as the Golden Agers
The New Lisbon Memorial Library is looking to identify what event this was held in the library. They are wondering if it was an Easter Tea?  I remember every spring they had a gathering for local school teachers. Not sure if that is what this is or not. If you know, please let me know!

UPDATE: Isabelle Anderson, Mrs. McMahon, Ethel Dowden
The New Lisbon Memorial Library is looking for your help in identifying the lady in the middle.
I know the lady on the right is Ethel Dowden. Can you identify the lady to the left as well?
Let me know!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lone Rock School

 The long and gradual wave of school consolidation has seen the old-fashioned one-room country schools in Juneau County close. Some have been abandoned and demolished, and others converted to utilitarian use.

A handful of those old buildings have been restored and preserved. One of those buildings is a few miles west of New Lisbon, in the middle of Juneau County cornfields.   Read More

History of Evangelical Lutheran Church

1850 — Norwegians began to settle in the vicinity of the Lemonweir River in the present township of Lindina.
1854 — In May written request was made of Pioneer Pastor H. A. Preus that he come once or twice a year for services. On July 25, 1854, under the guidance of Pastor Preus the “The Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Lemonweir” was organized. On his first visit he was carried across Brewer’s Creek as there was no bridge. Knud Ormson stayed the night on the opposite side to guard the horses and buggy. From Spring Prairie, Paster H. A. Preus served the congregation for 11 years.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Historic Lone Rock Schoolhouse Fundraiser

Rock Around the Block 2014
Registration is Open!
Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Walk/Run, Potluck, Music and more.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trolley in New Lisbon

Trolley in New Lisbon?

Nope. Sorry this was a trick played on local consumers and superimposed into the image. 
Sure would be a tale to tell though!

A View of Adams Street

Early 1900s

What places can you recognize? How have they changed since you were young?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wisconsin Public Television has produced a program in the
"Wisconsin Hometown Stories" series about Juneau County.

The program will air Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 8 p.m.
on Wisconsin Public Television.