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120 Years Ago- July 2, 1901 Ole Barton of Primrose was seen one day last week hauling his old organ to Belleville and returning with a brand new Story & Clark, probably a six octave, ye special was unable to find out. All women who are interested in securing the best the market affords, cannot...
120 Years Ago- June 20, 1901 Dr. Sholts sold his fine carriage horse last week, realizing $225 for the animal, which was a beautiful one. A whole hayrack load of young folks spent Sunday on the Mounds and were fortunate in not getting wet. George Beaty drove up town yesterday accompanied by Mrs....
120 Years Ago- June 13, 1901 Albert Thompson has had good success snaring suckers. John Everson returned Tuesday from a two-week visit up in the northern part of the state. He reported crops looking fine among the hills of Jackson and Trempealeau counties. He met Peter Johnson, formerly of this...
120 Years Ago- June 6, 1901 A party composed of Messrs. Evans, Berg, Rogers, Luder and others went to Madison last Sunday to try their luck at fishing. Judging from the reports they succeeded in getting a lion’s share of the finny tribe. Martin Ruste’s coach colt attracts considerable attention. It...
120 Years Ago- May 30, 1901 A long-neglected duty was performed Sunday afternoon by the writer in making a call on ex-Senator Anderson in his cozy home. We found him jolly and talkative as ever and much pleased to have acquaintances call, which is natural with a man whose life has been so full of...
120 Years Ago- May 23, 1901 The first curfew bell will ring at 8 o’clock this Thursday evening. I wish to announce that I will open up for business in Blue Mounds on June 1st with a line of dry goods, groceries and shoes; will always keep a line of fresh goods on hand. Kindly give me a call and I...
120 Years Ago- May 16, 1901 Fred Allen, of Mt. Vernon, was fined $50 and costs, in all amounting to $100, in the municipal court at Madison last week for selling liquor without a license. Anyone who is found taking sand from the sand pit of Luhman Bros. without permission from either owners or Thos...
120 Years Ago-  May 9, 1901 Mrs. F. Luder has the finest garden in town. It is a treat to see it. We will receive cattle and horses to pasture on the Mounds on Tuesdays, May 14 and 21. Martin & Kleven. Dell Mickelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Mickelson, has been   ailing for some time....
120 Years Ago- May 2, 1901 Host Locke sports the finest pair of steppers in the village. Sam Martin intends to buy some more imported horses this  spring. A $25 ladies’ Crescent bicycle, brand  new, at Martin & Malone’s for $18. Call soon. Some of the neighbors of Jas. Bonner turned out last...
120 Years Ago- April 18, 1901 Ole Sale is at work with a gang of men finishing where they left off on Henry Knudson’s house in Perry. The new bank at this place will open May 15. The masons are at work building a stone foundation in the cellar to support the large safe. Henry Opsal will build all...

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