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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

Stratford beginning,   pp. 21-36


Page 31

A fire, on Dec 25, 1931,
destroyed the R. Connor
Company planing mill. The
mill had not been running that
day. Three fire departments,
Stratford village, the mill crew
and the Marshfield department
fought the blaze several hours.
All adjoining buildings were
saved.
The mill ceased operations
in 1932 and was moved to
Connorville in 1934.
Did You Know?
Where is Shanty Town ?
In early years, the settle-
ment of homes along highway
97, south of the railroad tracks
was called Shanty Town.
Where and what was
Punmertown?
Zion Lutheran Church was
built in Pummertown - mean-
ing the people from Pomera-
nia lived there.
In 1893 there were just two
roads leading from Stratford.
One went west to Webertown
and the other south to
Juneman's comer and east to
Rozellville. People living in
the other directions either had
to come to town afoot or on
horseback.


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