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1990-1995

1990
January
3 January p.4 The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: 1959, 1969, 1979
10 January  p.1 Ringling Brother’s Circus in Black River Falls -1802
17 January  p.5 Personal Tragedies of the Nichols Family  Badger State Journal – Dec. 26, 1879
24 January p.5 Merrillan in 1877
31 January p.7 Items from the Badger State Journal and Jackson County Journal: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910: Part One
February
7 February p.1 Continuation of Jan. 31: 1920, 1930, 1940: Part Two 
14 February p.7 Continuation of Feb. 7: 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980: Part Three 
21 February  p.6 Eleven p.m. Ringing of the High School Bell Badger State Journal – March 16, 1883
28 February  p.15 Jackson County Bank, Post Office, and Opera House
March
7 March  p.5 Opera House: Picture of ten young ladies and names-1924
14 March  p.12 William Price Mansion 
21 March  p.11 Dudley Spaulding Mansion 
28 March  p.13 Rail Road Bridge: Black River Falls 
April
4 April   p.11 Hwy 12 Bridge Dedicated – 1924
11 April  p.10 Different Bridges of Black River Falls: 1868, 1886, 1924
18 April  p.9 Turn of the Century DMC Club
May
2 May p.12 Casper “Cap” Walker
9 May  p.12 1870 Poor Farm to Pine View Nursing Home: Part One  
16 May  p.12 County Poor Farm: Part Two
23 May p.? Jackson County Cemeteries
June
6 June  p.15 Albert C. “Jack” Nelson, 1882-1943
13 June  p.12 New Freeman Hotel
August
1 August p.7 History of Jackson County Fair
8 August  p.19 Oakwood Falls at Merrillan
15 August p.13 Black River Falls Swimming Pool
22 August  p.9 Brockway Beginnings  
29 August  p.15 Merrillan School History
September
5 September p.7 Hatfield and Lake Arbutus 
12 September p.11 Abbie Mae (Polleys) Milbright 
19 September  p.17 Growing Up in Alma Center in the Early 1900s: Part One
26 September  p.15 Continuation: Growing Up in Alma Center in the 
October
3 October p.9B Place Names in the Area-Black River Valley, 
10 October p.9 Place Names in the Area-Northfield, Price, 
Wrightsville, Knapp Mormon Cemetery, Melrose,
Trempealeau River, Schelerville, Levis Trading Post: Part Two
10 October  p.17 Price Mansion Site of Ol-Fashioned Halloween Party
17 October p.9 Village of Black River Falls J.A. Watrous, Bill Arndt 
24 October p.9 Sheriffs of Jackson County: Part One
31 October p.13 Sheriffs of Jackson County: Part Two
November
7 November p.15 Cranberry Story
14 November p.17 Deer Hunting, Warden Werner Radke
21 November p.8 Sphagnum Moss Harvest
28 November p.15 Black River Falls National Guard Armory Ground Breaking and history of Unit 
December
5 December p.9 Madam Pauline L’Allemand
12 December p.13 First Telephone Service Jackson County: Part One
19 December p.10B Telephone Service of Jackson County: Part Two
26 December p.7B Pleasant View School forerunner of Gebhardt School,  Black River Falls
1991
January
2 January p.6B New Year’s Eve Customs
9 January p.12 “Gramps! the B.J.’s Here!”
16 January p.15 Transportation: Black River
23 January  p.15 Transportation: Roads
30 January p.8B Transportation: Stage Coach
February
6 February p.9B Transportation: Bridges
13 February p.15 Happy Valentines Day
20 February  p.9 Van Schaick Collection: Part One
27 February p.9 Van Schaick Collection: Part Two
March
6 March p.9 Place Names are in our roots and in our past
13 March p.9 Ice Harvest 
20 March  p.9 Transportation: Railroads
27 March  p.9 The County Post Office
April
3 April p.7 Dodge’s Mill at Shamrock
10 April p.15 Transportation: Automobile: Part One
17 April p.9B Transportation: Automobile: Part Two
24 April p.7B Initials “A. P. J” Andrew P. Johnson, Cozy Corner Building
May
1 May p.13B Cozy Corner Building
8 May p.9B Man Has Dreamed of Flying: Part One
15 May p.11B Men Has Dreamed of Flying: Part Two 
22 May p.10B Louie the Lion: Part One
29 May  p.15 Louie the Lion: Part Two
June
5 June p.13B Unusual Death Causes, Jackson County Medical Board
12 June p.14 Strawberries
19 June p.7B Strawberry Queens
26 June p.9B Blueberries
July
3 July p.13B 1967 Hixton 4th of July Parade
10 July p.7B Redcloud Memorial Park and the Traditional Powwow 
17 July  p.9B Four Wheel Corn Cutter
24 July  p.7B Black River Falls First Golf Course: Part One
31 July p.9B Black River Falls First Golf Course: Part Two  
August
7 August  p.13B Interesting Thesis on Sechlerville
14 August p.9B Banner Journal Beginnings
14 August p.7B Pull Out a Piece of History, Looking Back 120 Years
21 August p.11B Black River Falls School Buildings
28 August  p.9B Dog Days
September
4 September p.17 Labor Day
11 September p.9B North Bend Presbyterian Church: Part One
18 September p.9B North Bend Presbyterian Church: Part Two
25 September p.9B Road Construction Black River Falls
October
2 October p.9B Champion Football Team of 1931
9 October p.9B Black River Falls Methodist Church: Part One
16 October p.8B Black River Falls Methodist Church: Part Two
23 October p.9B Is a Ghost Haunting a House Here?
30 October p.9B A Halloween Party at a Castle 92 Years Ago: Price Mansion
November
6 November p.9 Bicycle Craze
13 November p.9B Deer Hunting
20 November p.9B Obsolete Jackson County Starch Factory
27 November p.8B Thanksgiving Day
December
4 December p.9 Fifty Years Ago, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 and Pearl Harbor
11 December p.9B Black River Falls Has World Record Christmas Seal Sale
18 December p.9B Christmas Parties – A Tradition
25 December p.15 Christmas in the Woods
1992
January
1 January p.8 Colorful Holiday Time Weddings
8 January p.9 Museum Building on South Street-JC Historical Society Gallery: Part One
15 January p.7B Museum Building on South Street-JC Historical Society Gallery: Part Two
17 January p.21 Focusing on Happenings Occurring in the Month of January 
22 January p.9 Banner Block 125th Anniversary Oldest Building
29 January p.9B Black River Falls Boy’s Basketball: Part One
February
5 February p.9B Black River Falls Boy’s Basketball: Part Two 
12 February p.9B Wazee Trail and the Winnebagoes
19 February p.9B Grandmother, M.D.
26 February p.7B Landmark Bright Home Story: Part One
March
4 March p.11B Landmark Bright Story: Part Two
11 March p.9B Blacksmiths
18 March p.9B Paquette Story
25 March p.9B BEST Is Yet to Be
April
1 April p.9B Camp Fire Girl’s Cabin and The Wilderness Retreat Story
8 April p.9B Old Opera House
15 April p.10 Freeman Hotel and Fannie Post: Part One
22 April  p.11B Freeman Hotel and Fannie Post: Part Two
29 April p.13B Jackson County Millinery Shops
May
6 May  p.13B History of the Site of the Present Jackson County Human Services Department Building
13 May  p.13B Corner Lot at Third and Main Streets
20 May p.15B Silver Mound
27 May p.7B Yep Ging-Chinese Laundryman: Part One-Wrong Photo
June
3 June p.9B The Mine Closed Ten Years Ago
10 June p.9B Yep Ging: Chinese Laundryman: Part Two-Correct Photo
17 June p.9B City Hall
24 June p.9B Newspaper Office
July
1 July p.7B 75 years of Agricultural Agents in Jackson County: Part One
8 July p.9B 75 years of Agricultural Agents in Jackson County: Part Two
15 July p.7B Flying Saucer Lands in Black River Falls
22 July p.7B Baptist Church on Main Street
29 July p.7B  Ground Observer Corps: Part One
August
5 August p.9B Ground Observer Corps: Part Two
12 August p.9B Judge George M. Perry: Part One
19 August p.7B George M. Perry: Part Two
26 August p.7B  Jackson County Visited by Politically Famous: Part One
September
2 September p.7B  Jackson County Visited by Politically Famous: Part Two
9 September p.7B 127 Years Ago at Black River Falls: Part One  
16 September p.9B 127 Years Ago at Black River Falls: Part Two
23 September p.9B Jacob Hauser, First Winnebago Indian Mission Missionary: Part One
30 September p.7B Jacob Hauser, First Winnebago Indian Mission Missionary: Part Two
October
7 October p.8B Wisconsin Death Trip
14 October p.7B Black River Falls Water, Sewer and Electric Utilities
21 October p.7B History Comes Closer Home, WWII
28 October p.7B Green Bay & Western Railroad: Part One
November
4 November p.7B Green Bay & Western Railroad: Part Two
11 November p.7B Opening of the Interstate Highway in Jackson County
18 November p.7B Simon Benson, Multimillionaire Dies
25 November p.7B Jackson County 4-H Program
December
2 December p.7B Baxter-Cole House: Part One
9 December p.7B Baxter-Cole House: Part Two
16 December p.7B Jackson County Extension Homemakers
23 December p.9B Christmas Programs at Rural Schools
30 December p.7B Mental Health Association in Jackson County

1993

January
6 January p.7B Jackson County Ghost Towns: Wrightsville: Part One
13 January p.7B  Jackson County Ghost Towns: Wrightsville: Part Two
20 January p.9B Jackson County Register of Deeds
27 January p.9B Buildings Housing the Banner Journal: Part One
February
3 February p.9B Buildings Housing the Banner Journal: Part Two
10 February p.9B Jackson County Ghost Towns: Marengo, (Disco): Part One
17 February p.9B Jackson County Ghost Towns: Marengo, (Disco): Part Two
24 February p.9B Black River Falls High School and Forrest Street Elementary School Buildings
March
3 March p.9B Jackson County Courthouse
10 March p.9B My Grandpa Schnur
17 March p.8B Burning of Jackson County Courthouse and Jail 1858: Part One
24 March p.9B Burning of Jackson County Courthouse and Jail 1858: Part Two
31 March p.9B Sears Roebuck and Company Catalogue – A Tradition Gone By: Part One
April
7 April p.13B Sears, Roebuck and Company Catalogue – A Tradition Gone By: Part Two 
14 April p.7B Old Homes in Black River Falls: Part One
21 April p.7B Old Homes in Black River Falls: Part Two
28 April p.7B Camp Irving Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Part One
May
5 May p.7B Camp Irving Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Part Two 
12 May p.7B 40th Anniversary of BRF Evangelical Lutheran Church 
19 May p.8B Early County Businesses: Part One
26 May p.7B Early County Businesses: Part Two
June
2 June p.7B Spring Creek School
9 June p.7B Early Black River Falls Fires: Part One
16 June p.7B Early Black River Falls Fires: Part Two
23 June p.7B Little Norway Lutheran Church
30 June p.8 1911 Flood
July
7 July p.5B Good Old Days
14 July p.6B Tavern License Renewal Time: Part One
28 July p.9B Tavern License Renewal Time: Part Two
August
11 August p.7B Shady Glen School
18 August p.7B Black River Café
25 August p.7B Northfield
September
1 September p.7B Glass Church near Cataract
8 September p.7B Ranger Station: Part One
15 September p.18B Ranger Station: Part Two
22 September p.7B Hixton High School
29 September p.7B Garden Valley’s 125th Anniversary Year: Part One
October
6 October p.9 Garden Valley’s 125th Anniversary Year: Part Two
13 October p.9B Saving the Breakout – Guy Hagen
20 October p.7B Alma Center Public Library
27 October  p.9B Nelson Muffler and the Nelson Industries
November
17 November p.8B Masonic Lodge: Part One
24 November p.7B Masonic Lodge: Part Two
December
1 December p.7B Masonic Lodge: Part Three
8 December p.7B Jackson County First Armistice Day Celebration: Part One
15 December p.7B Jackson County First Armistice Day Celebration: Part Two
22 December p.7B Christmas Past: Part One
29 December p.6B Christmas Past: Part Two

1994

January
5 January p.6B County’s Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918
19 January p.7B Fairground Pavillion: Part One
26 January p.7B Fairground Pavillion: Part Two
February
2 February p.7B “Old Fogy” – John R. Ogden: Part One
9 February p.8B “Old Fogy” – John R. Ogden: Part Two
16 February p.7B Autograph Albums from the Past
23 February p.7B James Chandler Home
March
2 March p.8B IGA Grocery Store: Part One
9 March p.7B IGA Grocery Store: Part Two 
16 March p.9B Local White Children Taken by Indians: Part One
23 March p.7B Local White Children Taken by Indians: Part Two
30 March p.7B Easter Recollections: Part One
April
6 April p.7B Easter Recollections: Part Two
13 April p.5B Black River Public Library
20 April p.7B Badger Brewing Company: Part One
27 April p.7B Badger Brewing Company: Part Two
May
4 May p.7B May Day Traditions
11 May p.7B Wrightsville Earthquake
18 May p.9B Firemen’s Dance and Dancing
25 May p.7B Part One: Memorial Day Reflections and Traditions: Part One
June
1 June p.7B Memorial Day Reflections and Traditions: Part Two
8 June p.7B Early Radio Memories
22 June p.7B First Strawberry Festival
29 June p.7B Early Picnics: Part One 
July
6 July p.7B Early Picnics: Part Two
13 July p.7B Yesterday’s Country Schools: Part One
20 July p.7B Yesterday’s Country Schools: Part Two
27 July p.7B Ice Cream
August
10 August p.7B Humbird
17 August p.7B Stickney Creek
24 August p.7B Recipe Books of the Long Ago: Part One
31 August p.7B Prindle-Avon School
September
7 September p.7B Recipe Books of Long Ago: Part Two
14 September p.7B Black River Falls Airport: Part One
21 September p.7B Black River Falls Airport: Part Two 
28 September p.7B Buildings that are no More: Part One
October
5 October p.7B Buildings that are no More: Part Two
12 October p.7B North Branch School
19 October p.7B Cooperatives
26 October p.8B National Guard Armory 33rd Reunion
November
9 November p.7B Elections Nights: Part Two
16 November p.7B Merrillan
23 November p.17 Cookbooks: Part One
30 November p.7B Cookbooks: Part Two
December
14 December p.7B Mexican War Veteran: Part One 
7 December p.8B Looking back to the Farmer’s Almanac
21 December p.7B Mexican War Veteran: Part Two
28 December p.7B History of American Legion in Jackson County 

1995

January
4 January p.5B Davis School: Part One
11 January p.7B Davis School: Part Two 
18 January p.23 Alma Center: Part One
25 January p.9B Alma Center: Part Two
February
1 February p.8B John P. Mattson – Master Concrete Man
8 February p.7B Miss Jackson County Program
15 February p.7B Artwork of the Late James Phillips
22 February p.7B North Bend Anniversaries
March
1 March p.7B Ransom Squires Café
8 March p.7B City Point Area Schools: Part One
15 March p.7B City Point Area Schools: Part Two 
22 March p.7B House at 707 Harrison Street
29 March p.7B Lakeshore Tavern Building: Part One
April
5 April p.7B Lakeshore Tavern Building: Part Two  
12 April p.7B Hatfield: Part One
19 April  p.7B Hatfield: Part Two
26 April p.7B Hatfield: Part Three
May
3 May p.7B Pole Grove School
10 May p.7B World War Two: Part One
17 May p.7B World War Two: Part Two
24 May p.7B World War Two: Part Three 
31 May p.9B Month of May Anniversaries
June
7 June p.8B Memories and a Reunion: Melvin and Murray Families
14 June p.7B Black River Falls Women’s Bowling Association
21 June p.6B June Anniversaries
July
5 July p.23 Hixton’s Fireman’s Queens
12 July p.7B Hixton: Part One
19 July p.7B Hixton: Part Two
26 July p.7B July Anniversaries
August
2 August p.7B Jackson County Fair
9 August p.7B Jackson County Board Chairmen
16 August p.7B August Anniversaries: Part One
23 August p.7B August Anniversaries: Part Two
30 August p.7B Merrillan School Reunion
16 August p.7B August Anniversaries: Part One 
23 August p.7B August Anniversaries: Part Two 
30 August p.7B Merrillan School Reunion: Part One
September
6 September p.5B Merrillan School Reunion: Part Two 
20  September p.7B 1875 Merrillan Balloon Ascension
27 September p.8B September Anniversaries
October
4 October p.7B Jackson County Coroners
11 October p.13B October Anniversaries
18 October  p.7B Merrillan Methodist Church: Part One
25 October p.8B Merrillan Methodist Church: Part Two 
November
1 November p.7B In Search of the White Tailed Deer
8 November p.13B Great Depression: Part One
15 November p.7B Great Depression: Part Two 
22 November p.7B Great Depression: Part Three
29 November p.7B County Churches in Jackson County
December
6 December p.8B Past December Events
8 December p.8B December Events
13 December p.7B Lake Hotel and Nursery: Part One 
20 December p.7B Lake Hotel and Nursery: Part Two
27 December p.14 Christmas Traditions
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Black River Falls, WI 54615

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