Pope, Amelia Irene Johnson (ed.) / Centennial history, Township of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin : souvenir booklet, 1848-1948
Springdale 1848-1948: organize group to complete town history, pp. 5-168 PDF (45.3 MB)
The stories in this book were told by the descendents of the pioneers of Springdale. And as we gather here today to this well known place, we come in memory of our pioneer friends, to rest a little pace-to gaze in well remembered eyes, andiclasp each other's hands. How grand it is to know that each one understands, though the years were slow in passing, as they brought us joys or woe, and many a bark has gone adrift since the days of long ago. But gathered here where hearts are true as they were in olden times, we fondly watch them passing by, the days of many a year. We mark the time with iamn a siglh but the smiles cover the tears. We will let them ps, as pass they must, since they leave us crowned with love, and trust. And out of the mist of many things, there still remains hope that sings. Then why not laugh, as laughter floats on this y sunmer day. And as we part, as the sun sinks low, let us p our hearts and hands to be loyal to SPRINGDALE as long as the township stands. And, as to friends, we say farewell, we know we'll meet where our PIONEERS dwell. Thus endeth this simple scroll even where it beginneth-deep within the hearts of the people of SPRINGDALE. If there are disappointments, I am sorry, for I have done my best. I have tried to reach every one by advertising in the newspapers, by letter. by card, by word. Again I thank you. -Rev. Amelia I. J. Pope.
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