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Today in Whitehall-area History

October 1, 1970

            Pigeon Falls has experienced an unusually brisk summer in the many changes and improvements that have taken place. Heading the list is the addition to the cheese plant at the co-op creamery. Ray Hagen has reopened his garage building, and Archie Kolve has rented the north end of it for a body shop. The Kolves have also purchased the former egg station and electrical shop and are remodeling it into a beauty shop and living quarters. David and Louise Hauge of Minneapolis have purchased the former H.P. Fremstad farm, and have erected a new metal building which will house David Hauge Designs.

October 1, 1959

            Louis Miller, 30, of Whitehall, received muriatic acid burns to his face and the front of his body Thursday morning at the Land O’ Lakes plant when a hose broke and the acid solution, used for cleaning purposes, was sprayed on him.

October 1, 1947

            Mr. and Mrs. C. Andrew Kuhn have purchased four acres of land from J. E. Garaghan southeast of town and plan to start building a home there soon. The land is situated on the hill overlooking highway 53 and lies between the N. L. Fredrickson farm and the Mrs. William Trenter place just at the outskirts of the city.

October 1, 1937

            Robbers entered the Van Gorden elevator Friday night and escaped with about $12 in cash and two sets of harnesses.

October 1, 1923

            The local 40 et 8ers are becoming known in Whitehall for their novel and unexpected celebrations. Our townsmen are becoming accustomed to the sudden booming of giant shells, the flare of colored signals and the battle cries. Monday evening, their demonstration was preceded by bills announcing a “noise festival,” and a large portion of our population met at the Village Hall to share in the charivari.

October 1, 1912

            Nick Knudtson of Pigeon went to Mondovi Tuesday to visit his sister, Mrs. George Hanson.

October 1, 1900

            Hale – School commenced in the Watson schoolhouse Monday, with Miss Jennie Dean as teacher.

October 1, 1885

            Buchholz has had to sell his dog. The animal was vicious. He made several assaults upon Fred Ingalls without provocation. Fred got mad and swore he wouldn’t tolerate such conduct. So the canine had to emigrate.

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