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120 Years Ago- Sept. 12, 1901 Our President lives! On the inside pages of this paper will be found a good account of the assassination attempt of president McKinley. Mrs. Syftestad’s household effects were taken to Madison last Saturday with teams. We omitted mentioning last week among the new...
120 Years Ago- Sept. 5, 1901 A lap robe was found and brought to this office on last Woodman day to be restored to its rightful owner. Why pay big prices for eastern oil when you can buy strictly pure Minnesota oil at Gesme & Field’s for 63 cents per gallon? Between 20 and 30 dwelling houses...
120 Years Ago-  Aug. 29, 1901 The Gunderson parsonage building is up, the shingle roof is on and the structure is about ready for lathing. The house will be of very large dimensions and the design tasty. During the past month, a large number of harvest hands, including some hobos, and the Great...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 22, 1901 All our businessmen have agreed to close their places of business from the hours of 10:00 am until 3:00 p.m. next Wednesday, on account of the Woodman picnic, 28 firms have signed the agreement. The Steyer & Erbe Machine Co.  are kept on the go these days of warm...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 15, 1901 Quite a few are laying in a supply of flour, anticipating higher prices of the bread making substance. J.H. Huset, who has tobacco on shares at his uncle’s, J.T. Huset, has abandoned the job and joined the merry threshing crew, there being no prospect for a paying crop...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 8, 1901 Ole Brekke, who re-opened his blacksmith shop in Forward near Mount Horeb, says that business has picked up. Ole shod 13 horses in one day, about 43 shoes. About 300 people visited the Mounds last Sunday. A game of ball was pulled off between the Blue Mounds nine and the...
120 Years Ago- Aug. 1, 1901 The village of Daleyville had a sudden increase in population Saturday evening. Julius Iverson, Park River, N.D., his wife and nine children, moved down. William Dahl, Primrose, ex-postmaster, was taken ill Tuesday of last week and on Friday he expired.  Dear Sir: Will...
120 Years Ago- July, 24, 1901 Sunday was a scorcher, as the mercury ascended to 110 degrees in the shade. The pig that the committee had purchased to be greased July 4th, and which “flew the coop,” was brought back to town last Monday after a three-week sojourn in Sand Rock Valley. Thos. Ayen is...
120 Years Ago- July 18, 1901 Painters Scott & Thompson have beautified H. Becker’s new house. Harmon & Mickelson have fitted up the second floor above their restaurant for ice cream parlors, which are open every day, including Sunday.  They have installed machinery run by steam, and are now...
120 Years Ago-  July 11, 1901 Another 4th of July has gone into history and it can truthfully be said that Mt. Horeb had a very becoming and pleasant celebration. The village cannon was pressed into active service at sunrise and she roared patriotically both long and loud, reminding the citizens...

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