News: Neillsville - History To Be Highlight (1982)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Hoesly, Warlum, Hemp, Snyder, Ebert

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/27/1982

Neillsville - History To Be Highlight (1982)

With the presentation of eight historic flags by Campfire Girls, the Clark County Historical Society will open its meeting on Thursday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m., in the multi-purpose media room of the Neillsville schools.

In observance of Flag Day, Harriet Hoesly will narrate the history of the flags of the United States—beginning with the first official “Flag of the United Colonies of America” to “Old Glory” as she flies today.

Another feature of the program will be a talk by Mida Warlum on the history of place names in Clark County. She will review some of the controversial records of the naming of “Clark County” and tell how some of the villages and towns were named. Mrs. Warlum is a well-known former teacher, a native of Neillsville with some of her ancestors being early settlers in the county. (As children, she and her twin sister, Emma, spent many hours learning about the people of their city observing them from the vantage point of an upstairs apartment window. Their widowed mother clerked in the Frank Hemp Store at the corner of Fifth and Hewett where the Mobil Station is today.)

Since Neillsville is celebrating the centennial of it designation as a “city,” pictures from the Ernest Snyder collection owned by the Society will be presented and narrated by Ruth Ebert in a “Visual History of Neillsville.” Even though the scenes are from Neillsville, they will remind the viewers from other parts of the county of similar buildings and recall logging, flooding and celebrations in their areas.



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