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1 Bridges Stone Bridge in Rock County, by Robert Null (describes an 1869 stone railroad bridge spanning Turtle Creek on the south side of Tiffany Village. The bridge was built when the Chicago and North Western Railway laid a new line from Chicago to the Twin Cities. The bridge's builder was John Waton of Janesville who was born in England in 1826. A description of the construction of the bridge is included as well as directions for locating it.) WISCONSIN TALES AND TRAILS, Autumn 1970 (1-page photocopy) (pamphlet)
2 Janesville History Originally, the town was known as Black Hawk. However, when Janes petitioned for a post office, he was told that there was already a town named Black Hawk in the Territory. The name "Janesville" was chosen by a federal officer who perhaps felt that a man as enterprising as Henry Janes deserved to have a town named after him. As a result, Janes got his post office (which consisted of a cigar box nailed to a log) and the town got its name. By 1839, Janes had resumed his westward wanderings. The town went on growing, but it wasn't until 1853, when the population had reached 4,800, that the first election was held. Only 600 voters turned out, but, as the Janesville Gazette later reported, there would have been more if the largest hotel in town hadn't caught fire that day. Most of the populace was too busy fire-fighting to remember it was election day. WISCONSIN TALES & TRAILS, Autumn, 1965, p.14
3 Cemeteries (Rock County) List of Rock County cemeteries by township. Includes map. Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society, 1991?
4 Janesville Public Library Janesville library to mark 50th year: organization had its start during Civil War Days WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL,23 Aug 1953
5 Tallman House Houseful of history: Janesville mansion provides a glimpse into Wisconsin's past WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL,16 Feb 2003, 1H
6 Corn maze Cornfused (photo) WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL,02 Aug 1998, 1C
7 Janesville Police Department Hobby helps police chief sail through job tensions WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Section 3, 13 Jan 1985, p4
8 Railroads Amtrak launches Chicago run: the service from Janesville is part of new strategy WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Apr 2000?, 1E
9 Ryan, Paul Legislators scolded, Paul Ryan analyzed, Burke silent on run (Ryan: Inside look at campaign 2012) WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, 6 Jul 2013, A2
10 Andrews, Roy Chapman "Life and times of a real Indiana Jones: Wisconsin archaeologist [Roy Chapman Andrews] is believed to be inspiration for movie hero," by Jay Rath WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, 5 May 2007, p. C1, C7


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