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Sneath, Thomas S. / A directory of the city of Stoughton, and the villages of Edgerton, Milton and Milton Junction

Historical sketch,   pp. [103]-115

Page 115

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.
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.
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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