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Westover, Ruth, 1910- / The Waukau Methodists, 1867-1986
(1986)

Gone but not forgotten,   pp. 25 ff.


Page 25

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
 Church sheds to shelter horses and buggies that conveyed Waukau area people
to the Methodist services and social gatherings were a necessary adjustment
to the church itself.
They were low open sided structures next door to the general store.  Land
on which to build them was bought for $30.00 from Charles Steele, owner of
the store next door.   
Men who were boys of the era reported that the narrow passage way between
store and sheds was just wide enough to walk through.  Leon Westover, age
90 in 1986, remembers the shed area as a good place for eveing games of hide
and seek.  Maynard Thompson, who lived in the apartment over the store when
his stepfather Ed Erickson ran the store, liked to jump from the side porch
to the shed.
The area between store and church is now an open parking lot and driveway
for cars.
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Better a little well kept, than a great deal forgotten.
                           Bishop Hugh Latimer, fifth sermon
                                 Preached before King Edward.
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