Troy Tales and Trails, 1850s – 1950s

Troy Tales and Trails, 1850s – 1950s

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THE Harrisburg Home and Community Education Club, Town of Troy, Sauk County, Wisconsin, has written this book to maintain as accurate a record as possible of the first one hundred years of our township. The impetus for this book began in 2000 when the club took on the project of collecting pictures and information for the placement of a historical mural in the town hall which is located in the hamlet of Black Hawk on Sauk County Highway C. The accumulated information including 60 pictures of the towns’ early infrastructure inspired the members to research and expand the materials “in hand.” The task seemed daunting. But retrieving information from the attics, closets and minds of especially senior citizens was a pleasant challenge. The outline for the book began with the nine one room Troy school neighborhoods that had provided elementary education for pupils for the first one hundred years. Pioneer and settlers lives began to unfold and the discussions of “then what" led us down information trails we could not have imagined. The news excerpts spin a tale of life as it was, of how neighbors needed neighbors, and the importance of community. It is also interesting to note that the early settlers did travel sometimes great distances to keep in touch with their families for funerals or celebrations. 313 pages,

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