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Early Pioneer Items

JULY 29, 1887

Quite a gang of men arrived from Spencer Wednesday morning to help dig the trench for the water pipe.

AUGUST 26, 1887

D. Moody received the contract for the addition to the school house at $1,267, the house to be completed on or before September 18.

AUGUST 12, 1887

The water pipe has been put down across the right of way and to the point where the town pipes are to connect a little east of the Depot. The company will have their pipe all down in a few days.


The people ought to thank the city fathers for putting up the street lamps. They are a great convenience. Nothing like having plenty of light, especially these dark nights.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1887

Mr. Hamilton, foreman of the round house has moved his family here from Mason City.

NOVEMBER 11, 1887

The Knights of Labor have leased the hall now being finished up in the Beacom House building. Several young men will occupy the front room upstairs. H.H. Perry, the laundry man, will occupy the rear half of the ground floor. The front half is not rented.

NOVEMBER 25, 1887

Our storekeepers have all adopted the large round lamp and these together with the street lamps give Main street quite a brilliant appearance at night. Nothing like having plenty of light.

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