• History Timeline

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

    Do you know this man who gave a speech on "Socialism" at the schoolhouse 100 years ago? Click 'Read More' to Find out.
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  • History Timeline

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

    Can Anyone recognize this lady and what she did for the community? Click 'Read More' to Find out.
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  • History Timeline

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

    This photo was taken 50 years ago. Who are these fine people? Where was this photo taken? Click 'Read More' to Find out.
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trainderailment1906

In the early years, communities along a railway line occasionally witnessed a train wreck or derailment, and the Oregon area was no exception. Pictured here is a derailment that occurred in 1906. Does anyone have any more details about this wreck? Contact the Oregon Area Historical Society at 835-8961, or email oahs@frontier.com

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Before refrigerators were common, iceboxes were used.  In Oregon, it was Edward and Ernest Culp who cut ice during the winter months from Lake Harriet, just west of Oregon.  The ice was stored in an icehouse near the lake, and the blocks were packed in sawdust and straw.  When summer arrived the village customers would display a sign indicating the size block of ice they needed that day.  The ice wagon would come and cut the ice to the size requested by the customer.

See more interesting information and photos about Ice Harvesting in Wisconsin.

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snowdrifts1959

Huge snow drifts, probably on Hwy CC west of Oregon, WI.

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