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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


JAN. 5, 1921

Viroqua city seems rather desolute [sic] with practically all the youngsters back at their respective schools after enjoying the Christmas vacation at home.

Photographer M. J. Jasperson has added a fine National cash register to his studio.

Unbleached linen mixed toweling, 10 yards at $1.90. No less quantity sold at this price. H.E. Rogers.

Is your daughter a spoiled child? Make her see Dorothy Phillips in Once to Every Woman; and she’ll stay home from the dance, and do the supper dishes.

The Viola tobacco warehouse opened Monday morning. They will run a crew of fifty sizers and have a long run.

Gene Henry had a close call when a car backfired on him at Clark’s garage, the crank striking him at the base of the nose inflecting a deep and painful wound.

At next Sunday evening’s meal, the Unique will serve oysters any style – fried, scalloped, cocktails, stews or raw.

Westby Times – The Times relates the almost unbelievable happening that the Southeastern pulled into that station with a “hot box” Christmas eve. The first time it was ever guilty of that we dare say.

Syvert H. Sherpe has raised tobacco on one piece of land for 41 years, and his seven-acre crop this year brought him about $4000.

LaFarge Enterprises – Monday morning the armature of the generator at the power plant burned out making it necessary to ship the entire away for repairs. This means a big loss to the company and much inconvenience to the public. It is said that service cannot be resumed for thirty days.


December, 1920