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120 Years Ago- Aug. 16, 1900 A hale and hearty chap of those leisurely looking individuals called tramps, called at Rev. Holte’s home Tuesday morning and was given a sumptuous spread on the back porch, and just as he was finishing his meal a snap shot was secured of the situation by one of those...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 9, 1900 W.M. Lewis has been courting rheumatism of late. W.M. Curtiss received by registered mail last week a box of souvenir cigars from his nephew, Harry Baxter, now at Manila, P.I. These oriental smokers were of large size and neatly packed and wrapped in gilt tin foil. Mr. C...
120 Years Ago- July 26, 1900  Lightning struck the dynamo of the electric light plant in Mazomanie last week.  Christian Skogen has again been very sick, and at one time was not expected to recover, but at last report is on the gain.  Horace Bryant is again a free man, and at present is located at...
120 Years Ago- July 12, 1900 There will not be a paper next week, as it is the week when Wisconsin editors come together to exchange notes and have a good time. We trust our subscribers will bear with us. A large number of friends of Mrs. Gust Schneider and Mrs. Hans Halferdahl paid them a surprise...
120 Years Ago-  July 5, 1900 Nills Hoff left for Norway last Friday to seek benefit for his failing health. We sincerely hope he will find what he is looking for. Dr. Evans has been excavating for his machine house and pumping station. His barn is nearly completed and presents a good appearance....
120 Years Ago- June 28, 1900 Geo. Beaty is again able to be up and around. He ventures out to the gate and appears to be on the gain. Wonderful vitality. The strawberry festival at Mrs. Tollefson’s last Monday evening was very well attended, and a nice social time enjoyed. Mount Horeb Summer School...
120 Years Ago- June 21, 1900 Harry Trevitt is able to be about by the aid of two crutches. About 59 tickets were sold here for the excursion to Whitefish Bay last Sunday. Miss Louise Lingard has taken a short vacation from her duties at the bank and has been visiting at home. F.H. Hanneman assisted...
120 Years Ago- June 14, 1900 A novel surprise was planned on Mrs. Carl Kolloth last Sunday, it being her birthday. She was made happy by being presented with some fine new furniture. At his church in this village Rev. H.H. Holte and Miss Minnie Thompson were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at...
120 Years Ago- May 31, 1900 Gust. Schneider is about to invest in Hawkeye soil, but does not intend to move out. It rained all around us last Sunday. That is, we were caught in a right brisk shower. Our barbers have agreed to charge five cents extra for shaving during this week, in anticipation of...
120 Years Ago- May 17, 1900 A four hundred dollar bronze monument has been erected to mark the last resting place of Ole Hanson at the West Blue Mounds Lutheran cemetery, bought of Ole Johnson, who has the agency for these monuments. This monument is plain in design but stands 12 feet tall.  Otto...

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