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The history of Omro

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Smith, Mariam
The history of Omro
[Wisconsin]: [s.n.], [1976]

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Contents

[Cover] The history of Omro volume 1

Source abbreviations

Carter Memorial Library

Omro history: preface, p. 1

Introduction, pp. 2-3

First settler, p. 4

Grignon family, pp. 4-5

Territory, p. 5

Homesteading, pp. 6-7

Gallup trek, pp. 7-13

Population of Winnebago County according to Blue Book - Wisconsin - 1901, p. 14

The township, pp. 15-16

Settlers and residence, pp. 17-20

Omro Township map, p. 21

Gilman Lowd, pp. 22-23

Other settlers, p. 23

Edward West, pp. 24-25A

Settlers, pp. 26-29

Obligations, pp. 30-31 ff.

Other settlers, pp. 32-33

Omro named, pp. 33-34

City of Omro - 1909, p. 35

David Hume, p. 36

Lumbering industry, p. 36A

First mill, pp. 37-38

Water supply, p. 38

Town pump, pp. 38-39

Indian to-do, pp. 40-41

More indian tales, pp. 41-42

Calvin Bigelow, pp. 43-44 ff.

Alfred Pelton, pp. 45-46

Bridges, pp. 47-48

North side, p. 49

Indian reservation, p. 49

Meanies, p. 50

More building, p. 50

Newspapers, p. 51

Editor's voice of 1894, pp. 52-53

Norman Gerard, p. 54

Fires and fire fighting, p. 55

Churches, p. 56

Baptist church, pp. 57-58

Presbyterian church, Bishop, Ethel pp. 58-60

Spiritualist church, p. 60

Methodist church, Bishop, Ethel pp. 61-63

Episcopal church, pp. 63-64

St. Mary Catholic Church, pp. 64-65

Other churches, pp. 65-67

Glass factory, p. 68

Blacksmiths, pp. 69-70

Livery stables, pp. 71-73

Harness shop, p. 74

Draymen, p. 75

Wainwrights, pp. 76-77

Standard Oil, p. 77

Gerard's interests and railroad, pp. 78-81

Hay plant, p. 82

Post office, pp. 83-84

Ice houses, pp. 84-85 ff.

Movies, p. 86

Opera house, pp. 87-88A ff.

Grand Army of the Republic, p. 89

Early transportation, p. 90

More industry, pp. 90 ff.

Educationally, pp. 91-95

Acknowledgment, p. 96

Gym or annex of high school

Review on Omro schools, pp. 97-98

[Boats], pp. [unnumbered]-101

Sidewalks, p. 102

George Shafer, p. 103

Lucas Andrews, pp. 103-104 ff.

Hon. Hiram Webster, p. 105

Flagpole, p. 106

Ball park, p. 106

Gardeners, p. 107

Milkmen, p. 108

H. C. Scott, p. 109

War 1861, pp. 110-112

Mills, factories, and shops, pp. 113-116

An 1880s map of north side Omro as recalled by C. I. Smith, p. 117

Wood working tools, p. 118

Various other mills, pp. 119-122

Other industries, pp. 122-124

Stores, pp. 125-127

Omro stores, pp. 128-135

Prices, pp. 135-136

More stores, pp. 136-138

Medicine shows, p. 139

Hats, p. 140

Dressmakers, p. 140

Barbers, p. 141

Insurance agents and attorneys, pp. 141-142

Auctioneers, p. 142

Stores, pp. 143-146

More business houses, pp. 146-147

Restaurants, pp. 147-148

Meat markets, p. 149

Lumber yard, p. 149

Shoe repair shops, p. 150

More business houses, pp. 150-151

Carpenters, p. 151

Painters and paper hangers, pp. 152-153

Nursing homes, p. 154

Artists, pp. 155-156

Sargeant, pp. 156-157

Circus, pp. 157 ff.

The 1860s, p. 158

Horse and buggy days, p. 158

Fraternal orders, pp. 159-165

Recollections, pp. 166-168

Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, p. 169

Pioneer memories, p. 170

More data of the past, p. 171

Fires again, pp. 171-172

1880 directory, pp. 172-173

Music center, pp. 174-179

Poets and writers, p. 179

Pastimes and activities, pp. 180-182

Fair grounds, p. 183

Torches and oil, p. 184

Village lights, p. 185

Omro fifty years ago, Moran, Ada pp. 186-187

Omro 25 years ago, p. 188

Saloons, pp. 189-190

Huie trial, pp. 190-191

Banks, p. 192

Bank holdup, pp. 193-194A

Organizations of 1894, p. 195

Reunions, pp. 196-197 ff.

Telephones, pp. 198-199

Trials of centrals, pp. 200-201

Special meeting, p. 202

An oriental, p. 203

Local sleuth, pp. 203-204

Doctors, pp. 204-206

Nurses, pp. 206-207

Home remedies, pp. 207-207A

Electricity, p. 208

Cad Clark, pp. 209-210

Clamming, p. 210

Prices, p. 211

Stockyards, p. 212

Rural dependence, pp. 212-214

Street sprinkler, p. 214

Garages, p. 215

Rags and iron today?, pp. 216 ff.

Scott Park, pp. [unnumbered]-218

Park planning, pp. 218-219

Scott Park cannon, pp. 219-220

CRO, p. 220

July events, p. 221

July 4th, pp. 221-222

Fairmont Heights, p. 222

Boys' building, pp. 222-223

World War I, p. 224

Industry again and W. P. A., pp. 225-226

Localities, p. 226

Scott Park report 1981, p. 226

City Hall--landmark, pp. 227-230

Attainments, p. 230

Amusements, pp. 231-232

Taxes, p. 233

World War II, pp. 234-235

WW II efforts, pp. 235-236

Library, p. 237

Synopsis of Carter Fund, p. 237A

Grace Carter--library, p. 238

Halls, p. 239

Omro business directory 1936, p. 240

A village extravaganza, pp. 241-242

Omro personages of yesteryears, pp. 243-255

Early north-siders, pp. 256-260

Omro city directory, pp. 261-262

Acknowledgements, pp. 263-269 ff.

Early Omro businesses: advertisements, pp. 270-272

J. F. Sawyer letters, pp. 273-280

More about the Civil War, pp. 281-284

W.R.C. monument, p. 285

Further bits of information, p. 286

[Letter from C. B. Root], pp. 287-288

[Letter from W. D. Peterson], pp. 289-290

[More early families], pp. 291-296

Early residents of village and town homes, p. 296

Soap making, pp. 297-298

These are Omro Township "firsts", pp. 299-304

From 2/9/39 issue of the Omro Herald, pp. 305 ff.

W. D. Peterson letter 2/9/39, p. 306

Omro system school budget 1974-75, p. 307

Awards and scholarships, p. 308

Alumni banquet, pp. 309 ff.

Omro schools, pp. 310-311 ff.

Mayor Barnard quits public life in Omro, pp. 312-313

Draggin' your frog over the rocks, Bennett, Pep; Bennett, Gordon pp. 314-315

[Mink and muskrats], p. 316

Another entertainment, p. 317

A 1909-10 county atlas, p. 318

Place names, pp. 319-322

.....And preacher's bend, Smith, Mariam pp. 323-325

More interesting facts, pp. 326-329

Early librarians, pp. 329-331

Preview of history of Omro library from Ethel Bishop's clippins, p. 332

A. J. Marble bank career, p. 333

Omro Gun Club, p. 333

Sewer project, p. 333

Mrs. Ida Clark Clark, p. 334

The voice on the bridge, pp. [unnumbered]-335

[Brief history of Omro], pp. 336-342

The voice on the bridge, p. 343

Clues to early settler, p. 344

Troxell family, p. 344

Library, p. 345

Index, pp. 1-28


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