BioA: Howard's Anniversary Party (1933)

Contact:  Dee Zimmerman
Email:  ldzimm@tds.net

----Source: Photo Courtesy of Marguerite Tibbeus, in an article compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her "Good Old Days" column in the Clark Co. Press, Neillsville, WI; Feb. 17, 1999.

Howard, George & Caroline; Golden Wedding Anniversary & Photo

The 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. John Howard held in late 1933 was attended by 150 guests. 132 were related. Some of the families represented were Vine, Huckstead, Buss, Howard, Swann, Selves, Counsefl, Schultz, King, Wren and Snyder, all members of the "Buffalo Tribe." The name "Buffalo Tribe" was derived from the fact that the first Pleasant Ridge settlers, between Granton and Neillsville, had come from Buffalo, N.Y. Fred Vine had served as the scout, he was the first settler who came to Clark County to determine the new location's value for homesteading. The Howards anniversary party was held at the I.O.O.F. Hall at 140 West Fifth Street (now Dave's Auto Parts Store). Everyone gathered for a photo which was taken across the West Street intersection, at 204 West Fifth, in front of the Neillsville Tire Shop. (The two story building was later torn down and replaced by a one story structure). Mr. and Mrs. John Howard are standing in the center of the first row with two children (Marguerite Brown Tibbetts and Joan Brown Tibbetts), and surrounded by relatives and guests.



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