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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...
120 Years Ago- May 10, 1900 James Bonner Jr. reports that hereafter their table must be set with four plates. Boy number two arrived last Thursday, and all is well, and as a natural consequence James is happy. Dr. Henry Lewis is now established at Black Earth to practice his profession. Our little...
120 Years Ago- May 3, 1900 Mrs. Charley Lindstrom is able to sit up at times, but is quite weak. Tom K. Syverud has been building a summer kitchen onto their house.  F. Ross will take the road for the A. T. Morris Cigar Co., and it is success we hope he will meet with. He has purchased the Arabian...
120 Years Ago- April 26, 1900 A man in this town kept his family in the street all night one night this week, but this might have been worse, as the house was also in the street on its way to a new location. Adelsten Berge of Minneapolis delivered a temperance lecture and gave some fine harp music...
120 Years Ago- April 19, 1900 The condition of Geo. Beaty is not very favorable at the present writing. Andrew Johnson of Finley is here. We have just had a glimpse of him, that’s all. Rev. E.C. Booth of Richland Center will supply the pulpit at Union Church morning and evening and at Blue Mounds...
120 Years Ago- April 12, 1900 Chas. Dahlen has postponed his trip out west until after tobacco harvest. Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Rogers have commenced housekeeping over the drug store. The wheel season is opening up in good shape. Lewis Martin and Dr. Malone are having their hands full of work. Farmers...
120 Years Ago- April 5, 1900 No less than five of the newly elected village officers reside on Park Avenue. The sad news of the sudden death of Dr. C. A. Gleason of this place last Sunday came very unexpected. In company with his wife he had just returned from church, sat down in his accustomed...
120 Years Ago- March 29, 1900 Hans Halferdahl has this week severed his connection with the lumber firm of Thompson, Mickelson & Halferdahl, and will move with his family to Brodhead, this state, where he will engage in the same business. N.H. Dryden is no more. Death came at last to his relief...

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