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Ziehli, Rosemary / A time gone, 1940-50

1946,   pp. 49-52 PDF (942.4 KB)

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The movie "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" was a special Interest
to the people of our area in 1946. The movie, starring Edward G.
Robinson, Margaret O'Brien and Agnes Moorehead, was a warm-hearted
story of the life on a dairy farm and was filmed in Little Norway
at Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.
There was talk of Belleville having its own American Legion Post.
High waters and ice damage chewed pieces off the dam. Engineers
estimated it would cost ten thousand dollars to fix it.
Victory clothing drives were held to collect usable and service-
able clothing for European refugees.
Carl Genin bought an interest in the P. A. Genin Implement Company.
In spite of the effort of three fire departments, fire completely
destroyed the tavern, dance hall, and living quarters of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Viney of Basco.
Vincent Eagan joined the staff of the Belleville State Bank,
The high school basketball squad elected Donald Fahey captain for
the season, Bill Clark led scoring with one hundred fifty points.
The American Legion Post became a reality that spring. The name
Duppler-Smith was chosen. It was to honor the first servicemen killed
from World Wars I and II in the area. The post was eager for the women
of the area to support the legion in all activities.
Herman Diederich's car was stolen from the road in front of his
house. It was a gray 1935 four door Plymouth sedan. It was located at

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