Milmine, Geo. R. (ed.) / Racine advocate city and county residence and business directory of Racine, Wisconsin
Town of Yorkville, pp. -298 ff. PDF (4.2 MB)
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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