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Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948

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Introduction,   pp. 3-4 PDF (397.1 KB)

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a       N THESE PAGES I have endeavored to record interesting
incidents, anecdotes, and reminiscences of the older citi-
zens of Springdale as well as some of the colorful history
that should be recorded and kept for our children.
In August of 1946 Mr. Thore S. Spaanem, Mr. Gilbert Gilbert-
son, and Mr. Albert Barton called on me as a committee and asked
me to write the history of Springdale. Of this I can truthfully say
I felt greatly honored and I have tried to collect history of interest
to the present and coming generation. And, due to the hell) of many,
the readers will find many interesting stories of our pioneer men
and women of the town of Springdale.
You will learn of the trials and suffering and the hardships our
forefathers endured. The early settlers did not realize howx very
valuable at this date would have been the history they made, and
very little of the past records were saved. The Springdale toxvnship
line begins about 15 miles southwest of the city of Madison, Wis.,
our state capitol. It, no doubt, received its name from the many
beautiful springs and the rich fertile dales found throughout the
township. Springdale's slogan is "SPRINGDALE-a hospitable
rural community composed of progressive dairy farmers."
Rev. Amelia I. J. Pope, 438 W. Mifflin
Following is a story of Springdale township, a unit of Dane
County, one of the seventy-one counties of Wisconsin, admitted
as the thirtieth State of the Union on May 29, 1848. It is a record
of the life and experiences of the pioneers and early settlers of
Therefore, coincident with the celebration of the Wisconsin
State Centennial and the publication of the History of Springdale,
I wish to commend this book and extend greetings from the Dane
County Centennial Committee.
Cornelius A. Sorenson, Chairman

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