Johnson, Melvin J. / History and my memories of Wind Lake Telephone Company
History and my memories of the Wind Lake and Southeast Telephone Co. of Wisconsin Inc., pp. 5-58 PDF (19.1 MB)
The First Meetinq At a meeting held March 7, 1902 at Jacobson schoolhouse (the school was located where the Colonel Heg monument now stands) to ascertain what could be done in the line of constructing a telephone system from Wind Lake to Waterford at present and extend the line later on. The undersigned was elected Secretary, and henceforth to submit the following report from meeting. Dr. Charles Flett was elected chairman of the meeting. After general discussion, the following resolution presented. To proceed to circulate a list at the meeting and how much stock could be subscribed at $5 per share. The following was subscribed: Rev. 0. E. Schmidt $10 Dr. Charles Flett $10 Albert Anderson $5 B. J. Bendickson $5 Louis Rasmussen $5 Severt Thompson $5 J. 0. Jacobson $10 Julius Christianson $5 John E. Johnson-$5 Total $60 To elect a committee of three to further circulate a petition of stock, the following men were elected, Rev. 0. E. Schmidt, Albert Anderson, and B. J. Bendickson. To request Dr. Flett to ascertain what arrangement could be made with the Wisconsin Telephone Company for transmission of messages. To receive bids on poles. Bids to be considered at first meeting. To request Albert Anderson to interview the Town Board of Norway and Waterford for permission to set pole lines along the traffic right of way. To request Dr. Flett to get estimated cost of construction of lines. To meet Monday evening, March 10, 1902 at Jacobson schoolhouse. Meeting adjourned. Rev. 0. E2. Schmidt, Sec. 6
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