Washington County, Wisconsin; Past and Present Volume 1

Washington County, Wisconsin; Past and Present Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...board in their last session elected a county highway commissioner in order to have the county participate in the benefits of the state highway fund of $3 50,000 set aside annually, according to a law passed by the Legislature in 191 1, who also created a state highway commission and provided for a system of prospective state highways. Many towns in the last election have voted for funds to be expended on the improvement of roads and bridges, which entitles them to a share of the state's aid. A system of macadamized county highways has been planned, which connects with the prospective state highways, and work on them has begun under the direction of the county highway commissioner. Bridges built of concrete are replacing the old wooden structures. Annually, during the winter season, one or two Farmers' Institutes are held in the county. Their value cannot be overrated. They bring the latest achievements in the various branches of agriculture to the very doors of the farmers. Papers are read by able men, followed by discussions. Even the betterment of domestic and social conditions on the farm is drawn within the sphere of the Institute. To plant the love of country life and of everything that grows and nourishes man or beast into the hearts of the young generation, a Boys' Agricultural Club has been organized, and the Agricultural Society as well as the College of Agriculture in Madison offer prizes for the best exhibits of the members at the county fair. In September of every year the county fair is held on a tract of land about 2 5_acres in size, in the northeastern part of the city of Vest Bend. The grounds are elevated and fairly level, and enclosed by a high board fence. The entrance is on the south side. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874943
  • 9781236874948