Pine Valley Township

Tragedies

Clark County, Wisconsin

 

 

This car accident was photographed along Highway 10, now County Road B, one mile west of Neillsville in the early 1920s.  The Ford Coupe tipped over in the ditch after leaving the roadway.  A barn shown in the distance, far right, also served as a billboard and read, "It Pays to Buy at Sniteman Druggists."  The Neillsville Welcome sign also ironically states, "Don't Hurry." The backside view of the Ford car (on the right) also shows the reverse side of the Neillsville Welcome sign.  Traveling west, leaving the city, the sign read, "Neillsville Thanks You, Come Again."  A small emblem, shown at the bottom of the sign, was that of the Kiwanis Club, probably indicating the club made and put up the sign.  Neillsville's Kiwanis obtained their club charter in 1921.(Photos courtesy of Bud and Opal Hanke/Clark Co. Press, 22 Aug. 2002, pg.10)

 

1873

Assault with intent to kill 1873

1907

July 3, 1907 Tornado

1910

Fateful End of The Neillsville Furniture Co.

1918

Neillsville Bans German Classes (1918)

1939

 

 

A thunderstorm with winds and baseball-sized hail struck the countryside between Christie and Neillsville in late June, 1934. The hail fell upon a mile-wide path moving in a north-easterly direction. Farms with damage to homes, building and crops were those of Wm. Bahnsack, John Ripke, Hal Richardson, Wm. Jurlburt, Leo Kronberger, Alvin Jacob, Paul Jacob. The above photo was taken in a cornfield at the Paul Jacob farm with Jacob's son, Bob, standing mid the battered cornstalks.

 

  

 

 

 


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