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130 Years Ago- April 2, 1891 Dane County Sun Dr. D. E. Soule is roaming around like a lone widower, his wife having gone to Mukwonago, visiting friends.  The “grippe” has laid siege to a good many in the Riley Station area. The new meat market fell through, one of the parties threw up the sponge a...
120 Years Ago- March 28, 1901 Andrew Oberg has sold his grubbing outfit to Erick Matson and son. Miss Signa Thoreson is now a stenographer in Wooton & Engeset’s office in Madison. The proposed stockholders of the new bank met at Berg’s hall last Saturday to discuss plans of organization, and...
120 Years Ago- March 21, 1901 We welcome to our midst T. Smith and family, who are now comfortably located among us.  Henry Witte intends to elect a few residence buildings in his addition the coming season for rent or sale. Chief Scott has donned the white garments and is at it painting and paper...
120 Years Ago- March 14, 1901 C. O. Gesme writes from the Rocky Mountains that he is on his way to the coast and possibly further on. After March 15 I shall run only a light rig in carrying the mail and cannot take passengers nor heavy merchandise. Will carry light packages and do errands at same...
120 Years Ago- March 7, 1901 S. Martin shipped $58,000 worth of hogs alone during the months of January and February. Knut Kittleson of Perry passed through here last Saturday on his way home from Milwaukee, having been there receiving treatment for his eyes, and with satisfactory result. We...
120 Years Ago- Feb. 21, 1901 The fact that the carriers of mail over the free delivery mail routes are scantily paid by the post office department should appeal to all who are benefited by this new system to give them such patronage as comes in their line. They carry packages, passengers, take...
120 Years Ago- Feb. 14, 1901 Vaccinating is the order of things at the present writing. Chas. Dahlen has just marketed his crop of tobacco, and it netted the snug sum of $1,000. Not so bad for a few months’ work. Tis the season for moving. Approaching auctions at the following farms: Frank Keller,...
120 Years Ago- Feb. 7, 1901 Last Thursday the fire company was called out to a chimney fire at Swiggum’s store. It was a windy day, the most common expression was “this would be a nasty day for a fire,” and the solemn fact is we are experiencing many such days with our inadequate fire protection. A...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 31, 1901 Monday was a busy day in town. Sleighing was fair, although many used wheels. The partnership of Ayen & Opsal has been dissolved, Mr. Ayen retaining the contracting business. Mr. Opsal we understand will also keep a team and serve the public in the way of hauling...
120 Years Ago- Jan. 24, 1901 H. A. Huset leaves next Tuesday for Minnesota to invest in western soil. Miss Sophia Gunderson goes back to Redwing next Monday to resume her studies at the Ladies’ Seminary. The sad news came from Brodhead that a young daughter of Andrew Goul was killed by the carr a...

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