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Milmine, Geo. R. (ed.) / Racine advocate city and county residence and business directory of Racine, Wisconsin
(1876)

Town of Mt. Pleasant,   pp. [226]-242 PDF (4.5 MB)


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PADDOCK,& JANES represent the largest American Companies.
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AT 129 Main St., Purniture will be sold at prices to suit the times.
      -Town of Mt. Pleasant.
                Town No. 3, Range 22 East.
NOTE.-All residents in Range 23 East, are so noted in the Directory.
                TOWN ORCANIZATION.
J. 0. Bartlett, Chairman.
0. P. Pritchard,'        Supervisors.
Huron Beebe,
J. M. Foster, Clerk.
H. Lytle, Treasurer.
Samuel Steele, Assessor.
S. McCoy, S. Comstock, S. Steele, Justices of the Peace.
Population-Males, 1,237 ; Females, i,1o4; Total, 2,341.
         WESTERN UNION JUNCTION.
    Is situated at the junction of the Western Union and Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroads, on sec 21, Town 3, Range 22,
East. Seven miles west of Racine, twenty-three miles south of Mil-
waukee and sixty one miles from Chicago, was commenced as a business
place in the year 1872. The grounds upon which the depot is built
were purchased from Mr. H. Johnson, who, settled in the country
when it was comparatively new, coming from Schuyler, Herkimer Co.,
N. Y. in 1844. Shortly after the depot and other Railroad buildings
were erected, Mr. Johnson commenced the building of the "Johnson
House," a neat, substantial and commodius Hotel, in close proximity
to the two railways, completing the same in 1873.  Mr. H. M. Fitz-
gerald, an accommodating and courteous landlord, is the present pro-
prietor of the Hotel, having leased it for a term of years.  In 1874,
Mr. S. Parker, platted twenty-five acres of his lands laying adjacent to
the junction, naming the plat "Parkersville," and putting them
into
the market, readily disposed of several lots,upon which are now erect-
ed tasty and comfortable cottages and several business buildings.  In


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