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Milmine, Geo. R. (ed.) / Racine advocate city and county residence and business directory of Racine, Wisconsin
(1876)

Town of Yorkville,   pp. [283]-298 ff. PDF (4.2 MB)


Page 298


MEIRORS and Picture Prame., al iss sold ooelp at W. H. JENNINGS.
298         RACINE ADVOCATE DIRECTORY.
YORKVILLE AND MT. PLEASANT FARMERS' MUTUAL INS. Co. The'hple
     office of this Company is at Ives Grove. It was ornanize.d-in
     1874, and has been in successful operation ever since.  The
     present number of members is 225; Thomas Blakey, Presiden't;
     J. L. Skewes, Secy. and Treas.
IVES GROVE TROTTING PARK. This Park is located on section 12, on
    the farm of Mr. John Bush, and is owned and controlled by him.
    As early as x849, when the country was comparatively new, Mr.
    Bush turned his attention to the improvement of trotting horses,
    and is the first person in the west who undertook the business. He
    has persistently followed it from that time to the present.  "Old
    Bellfounder," the sire of "Westeren Girl," (formerly Angeline,)
    "Hero," and a host of other celebrated trotters, were reared
by
    him at this place. He is the present proprietor of the well known
    stallion "Geo. M. Patchen,"    celebrated for strength and
    speed. The Park is finely fitted up with a suitable number of
    good and comfortable stalls and has one of the best half mile tracks
    in the State. No where in the country can be found a better place
    adapted to the business than at this Park, and in no better hands
    can be intrusted the trotting stock of the West for training, than
    in those of Mr. Bush and his experienced assistants.
                     POST OFFICES.
Ives Grove, sec 12, Charles Dewitt, Post Master
Sylvania, sec z5, J. Yates, Post Master
Union Grove, sec 30, U. C. Humphrey, Post Master
Yorkville, sec 9, R. Bosustow, Post Master
                         DEPOTS.
Union Grove, sec 30, Western Union R. R., A. B. Smith, Agent
Windsor, sec 25, Western Union R. R., M. Shields, Agent
                  EXPRESS OFFICES.
American, Union Grove, sec 3o, A. B. Smith, Agent
                 TELEGRAPH OFFICE.
Western Union, Union Grove, sec 3o, A. B. Smith, operator
IURE with PADDOCK & JAMES, offloe ooruer Main ad Fifth streets.


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