Sneath, Thomas S. / A directory of the city of Stoughton, and the villages of Edgerton, Milton and Milton Junction
Historical sketch, pp. -115
MILTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY. the public park, its course of instruction is graded and the present teachers are: Miss Minnie Douglas, Miss Bessie Tompkins and Miss Della Burdick. The average -attend- ance is about 150 pupils. POST OFFICE. In 1838 the people of Milton petitioned the government for a post office, but the name of the place then submitted (Prairie du Lac) so closely resembled that of another post- office in the state (Prairie du Sac), the petition was refused to avoid confusion. In the succeeding year the name of Milton was adopted and a second effort made which was successful, Joseph Goodrich being appointed the first post- master. Mr. Goodrich has been succeeded by Win. T. Morgan, W. G. Hamilton P. M. Green and W. P. Clarke, who has held the office since April last. The office was made a money order one in 1863, and is designated as a transfer one for the interchange of registered matter to and from the Mineral Point and Prairie du Chien divisions. The office has been in its present quarters since I86I. The presence of the college adds much to its business. The stamp sales average $300 per quarter. There are two mails to and from Qhicago and all points east, south and west of Chicago daily, and two daily mails for Madison and all points west. Eastern mails close at I p. m. and 6 p. m.; western mails close at 4:30 and 6 p. in.; eastern mails arrive 10:25 a. m. and 5 P. in.; western, 1o:25 a. m. and I:2O p. m. TOWN OFFICERS. Board of Supervisors..-R. J. Greenman, Chairman, H. H. Stockman, Kimble Killam. Town Clerk.-L. T. Rogers. Treasurer.-J. C. Rogers. Assessor.-P. Marquart. Justices.-E. P. Clark, F. C. Buten. Constables.-W. H. Davidson, B. B. Keith.
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