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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


JUNE 7, 1922

Monday morning, Merchant H.E. Rogers opened up his store in his fine new quarters in the south room of the masonic temple building.

I offer for sale my desirable corner lot and residence on Decker street. The location, within one block of Main street and one block from the Southeastern depot is ideal for a hotel, rooming house or other business. Come and look it over. THOS. ELLEFSON.

Tobacco planting is in full swing, some growers of the weed having their fields nearly completed. Plants generally are in the pink of condition, and the planting is quite early this year.

While driving from Readstown to Soldiers Grove in his new Ford roadster Sunday evening, Even Jones’ car caught fire and was totally consumed.

The weather has cleared up and now is the time to paint outside before the flies and bugs are too bad and remember, O.E Davis has the best paint made.

Workmen are engaged in giving some of the Vernon county fair buildings a much needed going over. Some of the supports of the grand stand are badly rotted. T.B. Snell is engaged in replacing these and trueing up the whole structure, and an addition will be built to the west end providing funds hold out. The Shetland pony barn is being converted into a poultry house. Some of the buildings will be repainted.

One of the really big events of the year was enacted at the Vernon county fair grounds last Saturday when fully 2500 friends of the rural schools of the community gathered to witness the Community Graduation exercises... Every town except Bergen and Kickapoo was represented by graduates. Out of a class of 238, 218 were present...


May, 1922