News: Greenwood 15 years ago - Aug 1884 (05 Aug 1909)


Surnames: Mead, Justice, Brown, Shanks, Bryden

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 05 Aug 1909

Mrs. W.H. Mead had a stone foundation put under her home on Harrison St.

D. Justice and wife went to Sparta to attend a party given for his mother in honor of her 80th birthday.

Forest fires stopped railroad traffic to Greenwood from the east for almost a week.

The Ladies' Aid Society of the M.E. Church gave a supper and served ice cream at the parsonage Friday evening.

Rev. I.R. Brown held morning and evening services in Shanks' Hall on Sunday.

Forest fires completely wiped out the city of Phillips, the county seat of Price County, on Friday night, July 27, 1894, and hundreds were left in destitute circumstances. Supplies of every description were shipped to them from all parts of the country. On Tuesday night following, a heavy and much needed rain helped to put out the fires and cool the atmosphere.

James Bryden received a telegram Sunday morning from his brother at Phillips stating that his brother's wife and child were drowned in the lake while trying to escape the ravages of the fire that destroyed that city on Friday night. A later telegram state that Mr. Bryden's wife and two children were drowned instead of wife and one child.

At a late hour on the evening of July 21, 1894, the northern bridge over the Black River at Black River Falls went down with a traction engine, killing a team of horses and badly injuring 3 men.

A number of the ladies of this city enjoyed an outing and picnic at Longwood. It is stated that the picnic lacked the spice of the male sex to make it a complete success.



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