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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


AUG. 6, 1919


Where shall we go tonight? Go to the movies.

Canning peaches in baskets and boxes direct from the orchard now here. J.J. Henry’s grocery.

The Pastime roller rink offers you a place of amusement, exercise and recreation that is beneficial, conducted in a clean, courteous and orderly manner. Careful instructions to beginners at all times.

Automobile licenses issued by the state exceeded 213,000, a gain of 25,000 over last year.

Will Norris has added to his equipment a “trailer” for his automobile, in which he hauls supplies for the farm.

The threshing machine music will soon be heard. State authorities send out a significant warning against machine fires.

At the close of the season’s work at the Bekkedl tobacco warehouse, last night, a jubilee or farewell party was held, in which managers and all employees happily participated. Ice cream and refreshments were served. The season’s packing was 3,000 cases and extended over 33 weeks.

Frank Wintz is back to his first love – master plumber at Moore Bros. hardware. We imagine that Frank considered his job as engineer at the county training school too easy for an energetic man.

Nothing could possibly have brought more gladness than the refreshing rain of last Wednesday night, when two inches of water fell in this region. It has done a world of good to growing crops and pastures and renewed life and courage. We needed this blessing from heaven, and all are thankful.

During the storm a bull on the farm of P.N. Simonson on Pleasant Ridge was killed.


July, 1919