• History Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline, written by Mary Norwell and Pete Manderfield, examine important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.
    This picture shows a scene from the Oregon Festival (the precursor to Oregon Summer Fest) in either 1932 or 1933. The gas station is where Lil Buddies is today.

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  • History Timeline

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    Each month, the Historic Timeline, written by Mary Norwell and Pete Manderfield, examine important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.

    Oregon Summer Fest has been a summer tradition for many summers. In this photo, we see a huge crowd enjoying the parade .
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    Come visit us at the museum! We are operating on our Summer Hours so we are here every Saturday until the end of August!

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Oregon Area Historical Society members should be receiving a letter in the mail in the next few days about some moving forward information that we would like input on.  In this letter, you will find a postcard with a few questions that you can mail back or complete online here.

Our current museum location is on the verge of capacity and we would like membership input on whether we should look for other locations for our museum.  One of the biggest reasons for relocation would be visibility, the other is space.  If you have any questions or comments at all, please feel free to reach out to us:

Email: oahswi159@gmail.com

Phone: 608-835-8961

Mail: PO Box 263, Oregon, WI 53575

or come visit us on Tuesdays from 10am-3pm or Saturdays from 9am-12pm.

 

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The Oregon business community gathered for a group photo when the World War I monument was erected in the village square in 1920.  A dedication ceremony took place later in June.  The first WWI monument in the United States is in the village of Oregon.  The granite shaft was constructed of polished Hurricane Island granite, preserved from the old Chicago City Hall.  It was erected by six teams of horses and several townsmen in 1920.

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OREGON HIGH SCHOOL – GRADUATION CLASS OF 1910 Standing: IDA MAE GREEN, HENRY GILBERT, MARY SCHWARTZ, LOUIS MADSEN, and MYRL SHOLTS Seated: PERRY TUSLER, STANLEY MAIN, PHIL SALISBURY, and MARTIN GORMAN

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Oregon has a long tradition of music in the community.   Back: Morris Jackson, Harry Dreher, Lyman Jackson, Ira Johnson, Burr McWilliams, Clayton Buskink Middle: Harry Taylor, Toval Torgeson, Heck Clapp (leader), Ralph Balliett, Raymond Comstock, Louis Pease, George Thebold  Front: Dallas Lamont, William Dunn, and Fred Lucksinger

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