Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

January 4, 1995, Page 24

Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.

Index of "Oldies" Articles 



Good Old Days


By Dee Zimmerman


January 24, 1885: The new druggists in town were the H. Enckhausen & Company.


Drs. Brewer & Son made periodic visits in Neillsville at the O’Neill House where they consulted with their patients.


Town of Lynn: A logging train comes in daily and takes away 90,000 feet of logs, on the average, mostly Gibson logs.


The logs were rushed in by the farmers to Grassman’s mill on the little snow that fell Friday and Saturday.


The scarlet rash or something similar is going the rounds amongst children.


Unity: Mrs. Harriet Kelty, the oldest settler of Unity, died January 13, aged 79 years.


Large orders for hay, from the logging camps, are being filled by Unity farmers.


Town of York: Farmers began using their sleighs since four inches of snow fell this past weekend.


A fine time was reported at the dance put on at Dick Free’s home.


The kid band, from Neillsville, is going to furnish the music at the Visgar Church Concert Friday night.


A number of our boys started to Neillsville with their loads of wood on sleighs Saturday, but all got stuck and had to borrow wagons before they could proceed.


A couple of young men, full of snake juice, promenaded our Main Street one day last week. 


Peter Johnson has bought H. C. Peter’s photograph gallery for his daughter, Annie, Mrs. Chas E. Lee is in charge of the art work.  Miss Annie will work with her with the purpose of mastering the business of which she has some knowledge, having worked with Mr. Peters for some time.


Peter Rundle of Dells Dam says that the wolves that do the most howling wear Calico. 


A business building is likely to go up on Fifth Street, east of Hewett, this year.  An enterprising citizen has bought a lot on the western side of the Reddon House lot, and also bought the Stafford Hall at Staffordville, two story 85 ft. long and about 30 ft. wide, which he will take apart and haul to town to use in the new building.



Necessity frees us from the embarrassment of choice. – Vauvenargues



West Fifth Street was bordered with beautiful maple trees that made a very colorful view during the fall.  Some of our older residents can remember that.


Main Street (Hewett) Neillsville, circa 1900


Grand Avenue, lined with young trees, at about the turn of the century.


There seemed to be an era when people had photos taken just to have something to do.  They would hire a photographer to come to their home or wherever to take pictures of family gatherings or of neighborhood get-togethers.  Occasionally, photos such as this one will come to our attention.   A little foolishness as you can see.  Every person, except two, chose to be on the second story roof, porch roof or chimneys, all clowning around for the photographer.  The ivy covered porch and un-mowed yard was typical of a farmhouse setting circa 1900.  Though the photo was taken in the Neillsville area, we have no more information other than that.



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