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100 Years Ago

Life in Viroqua from the Vernon County Censor:


JUNE 4, 1924


Bernard Root flew in Saturday afternoon from Minneapolis with a fine new airplane, where he had just purchased there. The machine is practically the same as the Jackson plane, equipped with 150 horse power motor.

Pipes, Cigars and tobacco at O.E. Davis’ Drug Store.

The Vernon County Rural School Commencement will be held next Saturday June 7th, at the Fair Grounds in Viroqua. This is always a happy occasion for many people who take their picnic lunches and spend the day... Rural school teachers will be seated with their pupils...

On Memorial Day last Friday nature smiled in her loveliest manner and there was beautiful sunshine and fine weather. Consequently a large crowd assembled in observance of the day. Business places and residences were well decorated in the national colors and the big service flag floated over Main street... Just after the parade returned to Main street, the Legion men continued the march to the old cemetery, where the Salute to the Dead was given and Taps sounded for the soldiers buried there.

Viola, June 2 – Memorial Day was observed in Viola Friday forenoon at the grove in the cemetery... Quite a few persons from Viola took advantage of the fine roads and beautiful day to attend the band concert at the Temple Theatre at Viroqua on Sunday.

Monday this week was the second biggest day which the Viroqua Creamery has ever experienced. On that day over nineteen tons of cream were delivered at our creamery.

Salt by the barrel, block or bag at the Farmers Store. Leave some blocks in your pasture and see how your cattle will enjoy it. Surnson & Thompson.


May, 1924