News: Globe Road (1910)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Huntley, Frank, Linster, Harding, Robinson, O’Neill, Fuller, Black, Ritchie, Hendren

----Source: Republican and Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) 22 December 1910

Early Days on the Globe Road

By Mrs. Gus Smith

The old Globe Road, that to has changed in 40 years. One of the pioneers, Mrs. Gus Smith, now lives on the north side and to her was put the question as to when she first settled on that road.

"Why, we came onto that Globe Road along with the Huntley’s. It was all woods then and the road only ran as far as the old Frank farm where Linster's mill now is. It was surveyed up farther but it was not cut out. Let me see, that was in the spring of 1869 we went there. Xmas and other holidays were not thought of for a year or so after we got there. Then our school house was built and we began to have entertainments there. The first teachers I do not just remember, but they included Mrs. Harding, and Miss. Robinson, who is now Mrs. James O’Neill. Charles Fuller came later on and will be remembered for having taught there many years. I think he had the first general Xmas tree in the school house with an entertainment. One of the earliest recollections I have is when my husband, Gus, used to hitch up an old two wheel cart and take all the ladies of the neighborhood for a ride to one of the lumber camps. We took our dinner and we always had a good time. Our general gathers always included the Huntleys, the Blacks, and the Ritchies. Rev. Hendren was often at these and when the roads were so bad that he could not drive, he came on horseback. Yes, we had pretty good times then."

Submitted by Charlott Wells Jones



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