Beloit in 1911 : published by the Beloit Daily News
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BELOIT IN NINETEEN ELEVEN Beloit turns out paper-makng machines weighing 500 tons, requir- ing twenty cars to transport. Beloit makes two millions pairs of hosiery every year and the world's best shoes for women, equips the world's automobiles with the best speeddometer and manufac- tures scales, plows, machine knives, disc grinders and small tools. Beloit pays nearly $3,000,000 in wages annually, employs 4,000 men and its manufactured products ap- troximate $10,000,000 every yea:. Beloit pays the highest wages per capita of any ci.y in the state and workingmen own their homes. Beloit has eight handsome schools, ineuding a high school cost- :ng $130,000. Beloit has two Carnegie libraries and two hospitals. Beloit has two railroads, furniso- ing twenty-two incom ng daily mails, I City Government -I Beloit was tncorporated as a city in 1856 and is governed by a mayor and fifteen aldermen. The city boasts of a splendidly equipped fire department and a well-disciplined police department under the control of a fire and polfce commission. Be- loit has two fine parks, a handsome public library and one of the best equipped high schools in the state. The total value of school property exceeds a half million dollars. The city has twenty-five miles of sewers, affording excellent sanitation. The water supply is from artesian wells furnishing pure, cold water, and ty- phoid is practically unknown. The dty's assessed valuation for 1910 was $9,220.000-the real valuatioui approximating $12,000,000. The ex- pense of city maintenance is $58,000 annually and the bonded indebted.- ness is $45,000. The ciy has 162 Nt -> .1 NORTHWESTERN 1AlLROA() STATION. Junction, Ill., to Janesville, Madison and the north and northwest. The Madison division of the Chicago & Northwestern runs from Chicago through to the northwest. These two roads furnish twenty-nine daily passenger trains and an excellent freight service. Both roads have re- cently constructed depots unusually artistic and commodious. A system of joint switch tracks is operated which forms. a network about the city leading into every manufactur- ing establishment, permitting ship- ment over either road without switching charge. Fine manufactur- lng sites have been set aside along the joint system. Music-Art-Drama Beloit, as becomes every city, has its quota of lovers of music- art and lHELITr HOSPITAL. an interurban line connecting Rock river towns and a finely-equippe0, paying street-car system. Beloit has four banks with total deposits of nearly $4,000,000. streets and twelve miles of brIck paving. STREETS. One of the noticeable features of the rapid growth of Beloit, in the past five years, is the marked inter- est taken in the matter of improved streets and alleys. Along these lines thousands of dollars have been ex- pended and Beloit can boast of be- ing a well paved city. There is doubtless no other feature of a city that appeals more strongly to the outside observer, than the appear- ance of its streets, and it is the first thing that attracts their eye. Fine business buildings and resi- dences count for little if the streets have a neglected appearance, and Beloit has kept pace with her other c'evelopments in the care of this de- partment. Beloit has 162 streets, twelve miles of which are paved with the most approved materials Accessibility to Markets Beloit has, besides its interurban electric line-which carries express -two steam railroads, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chi- '<ago & Northwestern. The former has two lines passing through Be- 10it, one the Racine & Southwestern, running from Milwaukee to Rock Island, and the other from Davis the drama, and a full share of each is accorded them. The best that the country affords comes this way and finds this city a generous sup- porter of everything of a worthy na- ture along these lines. Road corn- panies of much merit find it to their advantage to place Beloit in their itinerary. Few cities can boast of a more commodious or properly equipped opera house. Many noted artists have graced Beloit audiences and find a ready responses to their efforts to please. Public Schools of Beloit Beloit is a city of excellent schools and their growth and character have more than kept pace with the rapid increase of the city's population. In ten years the population of Be- loit jumped from 10,000 to 15,000 and the assessed valuation to more than $9,000,000, with the result that there has been a constant demand for more school room. Local citizens, trained to be- lieve in education, have always been ready to meet school taxes without a murmur. And so, during the de- cade just closed, three handsome grade schools were erected, addi- tions built to two others, four addi- tional kindergarten cottages con- structed and a new high school built at a total cost of $250,000. Ten COLLEGE AVEN E.
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