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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


FEB. 5, 1919

Chaseburg and vicinity is again blessed by having an experienced physician and surgeon in their midst. Dr. Wm. Remer, who has been in the army more than a year, returns to resume his practice, and there is gladness expressed over the fact. During his absence the community had no doctor.

Workmen have the tower of the village water tank erected and are working on the tank. The tower is 100 feet high and the tank is 30 feet high and 22 feet across. The tank will hold 80,000 gallons of water. It is estimated that his tank will give plenty of water pressure for all parts of town, and also enough for fire protection. Cashton Record.

Gus Lindevig of Avalanche, and C.W. Beeman of Brush Hollow were business callers on the Censor, Saturday. They advise us that the Avalanche creamery is to be transformed into a cheese factory, to open in the spring. Mr. Beeman has been engaged as cheesemaker and manager. He formerly operated Brush Hollow factory.

Henry Woodcock dropped in Monday to tell us that he had enjoyed a taste of fresh maple syrup that morning, made by his son Frank at Liberty from sap which ran during the mild weather of the previous week.

Many county roads have been fairly good for auto use and hauling for a few days past. In many districts highway overseers have dragged and bunted the roads.

Farmers have been plowing in different sections of the county.

The Prairie du Chien Press says the Mississippi river has the highest stage of water this winter... standing about six feet at the local gauge. In years past it got as low as 2.5 feet and three is very common.


January, 1919