Category Archives: Lisbon

Lisbon, Town of: Index to Section History

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    Index to Town of Lisbon History by Section Below are some examples from Garret Vliet field book as reported back to the General Surveyor. Note that Section 25 ismarked with a large area of “prairie”. This is the location where Thomas Spencer Redford and his father’s family choose to settle. With open land readily available, it must have… Read more »

Trivia

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  Do you have a good triviaquestion you’d like to see listed here? Send your question and answer (has to beabout our local area) by email to the webmaster (see below). Q2. Where is the geographic center of the Town of Lisbon? Q3. What is the straightest road that crosses the Town ofLisbon from one side to the other? Q4…. Read more »

Hamilton School District

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Untitled Article by Fred H. Keller, Living Sussex Sun, Posted: Dec. 22, 2009 It was mandated in 1959 by the state and the county that there be a high school district in what became the Hamilton School District and it took three years of wrangling, lots of meetings and petitions to finally accomplish the opening of Hamilton High School in… Read more »

Chargers Athletic Programs: Hamilton High School: Coaches

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  Chargers Athletic Program Coaches at Hamilton High School transcribed and edited by Michael R. Reilly last updated07/25/2009 “Grove era ends at HHS” by John Tindall, Sussex Sun Staff Writer, December 11, 2001, pages 1, and 8. Am institution on the gridiron and in the classroom has taken his fianl snap with the end of the 2001 high school football… Read more »

Lisbon Plank Road History

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*Though not the first in the United States, the Lisbon Plank road was the first built in what was then the Territory of Wisconsin, two years later the state of. read below: On July 18, 1846, the United States’ firstplank road opened in North Syracuse, New York, primarily for salt transportation. The road cost $23,000, was 16-1/2 miles long and… Read more »

Sussex-Lisbon Weather

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Winter snowfall reaches 57 inches – more to come The Sussex Wastewater Plant’s weather station reported nearly 53 inches of snow during December and January. By FRED H. KELLER Sussex Sun, Posted: Feb. 5, 2008 The Sussex Wastewater Plant’s weather station reported nearly 53 inches of snow during December and January. December had 16 days totaling nearly 38 inches of… Read more »

Interurban Railway, Town of Lisbon / Village of Sussex Local History

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  Interurban Railway Compiled and transcribed by Michael R. Reilly updated 03/07/2005     Sussex and town of Lisbon residents may havelost out to a tremendous opportunity, if the interurban railway had become areality. Why the lack of interest, as mentioned below? Selfish interests, lackof funding, or ? The interurban railway could have been a new and modern way oflife for… Read more »

Township 8 North, Range 19 East of 4th Principal Meridian (Town ofLisbon) – Survey

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Original Survey of Lisbon Township    The Survey of Township 8North, Range 19 East of the 4th Principal Meridian Compiled and Edited by Michael R.Reilly Last Revised 03/03/2005 General Survey History     The US General Land Office (GLO) was a partof the Federal government. Its main responsibility was to survey land in thecentral and western United States so that the land… Read more »

Ghosts Haunt Local Intersection

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Ghosts haunt ‘Dead Man’s Corners’  by: Village Historian Fred H. Keller Source: July 29, 2009, Living Sussex Sun Have you seen the ghosts at the intersection of Silver Spring Drive and Town Line Road? The story of the intersection’s interesting history starts with Thomas S. Redford, who at age 17 began walking to Wisconsin from New York in the spring… Read more »

Local Water Related News

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Lisbon ponders water for Maple/K; Halquist $1 million lawsuit settlement could fund project Halquist Stone Co. and town officials might work together to install municipal water on the town’s southeast side. By KELLY SMITH Sussex Sun, Posted: Jan. 14, 2008 Halquist Stone Co. and town officials might work together to install municipal water on the town’s southeast side. One town… Read more »