• Historic Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline is written by Gerald Neath, and examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.

    This month in history, carpenters are at work on a new home in the Hallelujah Park for Rev. and Mrs. Jack Linn.
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  • Historic Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline is written by Gerald Neath, and examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.

    This month in history, Joe and Dorothy Tauchen, owners of Jo-Dot Ceramics, have completed their new home and ceramic studio.
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Oregon High School students, 1917

First row (L to R): Howard Pennewell, Ray Fisher, Henry Sholtes, Archie Sorenson, Victor Morissey, Clement Criddle, Arthur Caine, John Grady, Raphael Purcell, Patrick Purcell, and James Cusick.

Second row: Edwin Blaney, Sheldon Chandler, Tom Grady, Vincent Grady, Anslow Keenan, William Ozburn, Bill Sweeney, Norris Ace, Paul Barry, Roy Johnson, Earl Montgomery, Matt Baumgartner, Cyril Grady, Stanley Chandler, Ralph Balliett, principal.

Third row:  Della McWatty, Hazel Mandt, Joyce Pasley, Violet Madsen, Lucille Welsh, Neva Clapp, June Ellis, Dorothy Manson, Ann Sweeny, Nina Criddle, Marquite Ozburn, Vergene Buche, Florence Montgomery, Helen Matsen,  Christine Chirstenson, Jennie McClasky, Esther Hanson, Dorothy Ellis, Florence Freund, German teacher, Kathryn Chapman, English teacher and Eva Sholts.

Top row:  Katherine Byrne, Violet (Lalor) Munchow, Francis Tipple, Bertha Slinde, Kathryn McWilliams, Lillian Hanan, Lucile Morissey, Dorothea Schuler, Viola McWattty, Vera Clapp, Ethyl Murphy, Joyce Ellis, Evelyn Piller, Stella Byrnes, Florence Lucksinger, Vera Christensen, Florena Hansen, Helen Meloy, Ethyl Hansen, Lucille Flanagen, Miss Shannon, math teacher.

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Group of young women in front of Red Brick School. (Identifications needed: contact the society if you can help.)

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Oregon Area Historical Society

Location: 159 West Lincoln Street, Oregon, WI  53575

Mail: P.O. Box 262, Oregon, WI  53575

608-835-8961

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Hours

Tuesdays: 10am – 4pm

Saturdays in June, July, August: 12pm – 4pm

First Saturday of the month Sept-May: noon – 4pm

Arriving from North:  Proceed south along Main Street (Cty MM) to the light at Netherwood St. Continue three blocks to Lincoln Street and turn right. Travel one block to Market St. The OAHS building is at the corner of Lincoln and Market.

Arriving from South:  Proceed north along Janesville Street, which will join Main St. in the downtown part of the village. Continue north on Main Street to Lincoln Street and turn left. Travel one block to Market St. The OAHS building is at the corner of Lincoln and Market.

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