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Janesville-1861

MOREHOUSE, FISH, WEBB, FAIRBURN, CARPENTER, SMEED

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 10/19/2008 at 01:11:40

Dubuque Weekly Times
May 2, 1861

BREMER COUNTY. The village of Janesville has gone ahead commendably the past year. R. Morehouse has built and put in operation a first class flouring mill; E. W. Fish has put up a wagon and a blacksmith shop; A. Webb, a store, and William Fairburn a tin shop and dwelling house. T. B. & H. H. Carpenter of Cedar Falls, have a branch store at Janesville, making the fifth store in the place. With a pleasant site for a town and good water power, the village is bound to grow.

Mr. Smeed, of the Waverly Republican, is putting up a building for Post office and printing office, and other signs of permanency are visible at the county seat. The new bridge across the Cedar at that point has the appearance of being very substantial.

The people of Bremer are rejoicing over the prospects of the speedy completion of a railroad to the heart of the county. A large part of the grading between Cedar Falls and Janesville is done, and some between Janesville and Waverly.

The farmers of Bremer are sowing wheat this spring with unusual liberality. A great amount of breaking and fencing is done annually, and the county is rapidly improving. There is no better timbered county, we believe, in the State.


 

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