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1 Stricker, Steve Course clear for success: With most of the top seniors in the field, Madison's new event is ready to tee off (photo of Steve Stricker and Jay Haas)(American Family Insurance Championship)(PGA Tour Champions event Stricker is hosting at University Ridge) WISONSIN STATE JOURNAL, 01 Jun 2016, C1
2 Ryan, Paul Speaker Ryan starring in soap opera with Trump (photo of and editorial by Dana Milbank) WISONSIN STATE JOURNAL, 01 Jun 2016, A13
3 Hotels (Janesville) "Located in the East Milwaukee St. Historic District, a National Register-listed commercial district, the three-story Queen Anne style London Hotel was built in 1893. The building is threatened with neglect to the point that the numerous code violations by the owner have forced the city to remove all tenants. If the building is allowed to deteriorate further, it may be faced with demolition." "Wisconsin's ten most endangered properties in 1995," WISCONSIN PRESERVATION (May/Jun 1995), p. 2
4 Rock County Courthouse (Janesville) - History Rock County's first courthouse and a log jail were occupied in 1842. The courthouse burned in 1859 and was rebuilt a decade later for $124,672. Early in the twentieth century, a smaller courthouse was built at Beloit. In 1856, Janesville had eight thousand people, five grist mills, five livery stables, a carriage factory, a woolen factory and three newspapers. Wheat farmers from New York were attracted to the fertile Rock County soil. The first circuit judge serving Rock and other southwestern counties was Edward V. Whiton, who later became Wisconsin's first chief justice of the Supreme Court. He also served in the territorial legislature and, according to one account, "Judge Whiton was elected largely because he had great personal magnetism and because he had won support of influential groups in the county." In the early 1950s, the county board was debating whether to build a new courthouse and whether it should be in Janesville or Beloit. The debate apparently grew too spirited for the old courthouse's county board chamber because suddenly a loud cracking noise was heard and a 1.5-inch-deep crack appeared in the ceiling. The meeting ended, the courthouse was evacuated and the ceiling was shored up with wooden posts. The ceiling crack quickly settled the courthouse debate and new courthouse was completed in 1955. An addition was built on the site of the old courthouse in 1997. (Includes Rock County. County seat: Janesville. Current courthouse: Year built: 1955, 1997. Historic status: Not eligible due to insufficient age)(photo Rock County's courthouse park in Janesville, circa 1910. Photo courtesy of State Historical Society of Wisconsin.) WISCONSIN'S HISTORIC COURTHOUSES photos by L. Roger Turner, text by Marv Balousek, ©1998, 725.15 BALOU, p. 106
5 Veterans Wisconsin's Gold Star List "WISCONSIN'S GOLD STAR LIST" pages with Rock County list of soldiers, sailors, Marines, and nurses from the Badger State Who Died in the Federal Service during the World War published by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Madison, 1925 JANES ROOM JR 940.46 GREGO.
6 Bond, Carrie Jacobs A short biographical sketch of Carrie Jacobs Bond, as well the words to "A Perfect Day," "Do You Remember?," "God Remembers When the World Forgets," and "Just A-Wearyin' for You," are included in WISCONSIN WRITERS, ed. Titus. WISCONSIN WRITERS (1930), ed. Titus (920 TITUS), pp. 227-230
7 Axtell, Roger Do's and Taboos WISCONSIN TRAILS, July/Aug 1986, p.62
8 Thresheree Thresheree WISCONSIN TRAILS, Autumn 1978, pp. 7-11
9 Businesses (Janesville) Herr Zuckerseidemeister's sugared Wisconsin beets WISCONSIN THEN AND NOW, vol. 23, no. 9 (April 1976).
10 Janesville (WI) "A New Arrival Looks at Janesville" by Chuck Sentenne and Harry Brossell (includes photos of Bob Soper, Parker Pen's "Path of Nations," Rock County Airport's administration building, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Governor Gaylord Nelson and Bob Westfall at the opening of the first part of I-90, Kenneth Parker, Arrow Park, Tallman House with about 20 costumed docents standing on the porch, the memorial to the 92nd Tank Battalion, Elton Entress, Francis Flynn, George L. Hatch, Joseph Lustic, Jasper Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Benson, Robert Tracy, Arthur MacArthur, Alexander Wiley, an aerial view of the Chervrolet and Fisher Body plant, a GM assembly line, Pat Cleminson, Mr. and Mrs. George Davis, skiing in Riverside Park, Merchants and Savings Bank mosaic, a Janesville high school swimming pool, an aerial view of the MacArthur mink farm, and the "new Janesville Senior High School") WISCONSIN TELEPHONE NEWS, Nov-Dec 1959, pp. 2-8.


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