News: Neillsville, Wis. - Fairgrounds (10 May 1928)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Moen, Philpott, Christianson


----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) May 10, 1928


Fairgrounds (Upkeep - 10 May 1928)


The first part of this article is not on my page –will be located on the west side of the race track, facing eastward, about opposite the center of the track. The free act stand will be erected between the grandstand and  the track, so as to eliminate as far as possible any necessity for either performers or spectators crossing the track.


A new well is being drilled conveniently, close to the grandstand and the new Midway which is being laid out near by, the old well being still available for the stock and visitors in that part of the grounds.  Another well is an absolute necessity; last year on Wednesday and Thursday the crowd consumed more water than the livestock, at times consuming the water as fast as the power pump could throw it.  New toilets will also be constructed near the new grandstand with flushing facilities, a tile drain with good fall being also a part of the new construction work.


Two carloads of washed sand and gravel will be required for the foundation and other concrete work.  The carpenter work will be in charge of John Moen, of Neillsville and J. M. Philpott of Loyal, with local carpenters assisting. 


Mr. Christianson of Granton is now at work drilling the well. Several new electric light poles will have to be set and some change made in wiring.


A new entrance is also to be made requiring some grading, the dirt to be removed will be used to cover the tile which runs down a small ravine.


The county  board at its fall session voted to donate 1000 yards of shale at the pits, which will be used to surface the new roads and walks.  It is confidently executed that the entire work will be completed by July 1st.  Every effort is being made to keep the expense within reason, using every method to have substantial work done economically as is consistent with efficiency.



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