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Leffler, Virginia E. (ed.) / Reflections from a warming house window
([2001?])

The 1950s,   pp. 227-278 ff.


Page 227

FROM A
WARMING HOUSE WIDOW
THE
1950s
Rock and roll. Think of the fifties, and this is
often the first thing that comes to mind. Things
are rocking all right down at Goose Island, as
major renovations and a name change highlight
this decade. On December 21, 1955, the city of
Janesville opens its new warming house as
legions of skaters eagerly await the new facilities.
Built at a cost of $41,860, this building will stand
into the next century where it will serve as a
silent reminder of simpler times. During the late
'50s, the rink and the new warming house are
filled with sights and sounds of people enjoying
one of winter's greatest pleasures. In recognition
of Henry Traxler's 27 1/2 years of service as a city
manager, Goose Island is rededicated as Traxler
Park on February 7, 1956.
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