Category Archives: Sussex

Pauline Haass Public Library: Local History Publications Index

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  Pauline Haass Public Library: Local History Publications Index Compiled and Edited by Michael R.Reilly Last Revised 08/15/2015      Below are some of the 78 books that can be found in the Local History bookcase by the Reference Desk at the Pauline Haass Public Library. Lannon History: Village of Lannon Golden Jubilee, 1930 – 1980, 45 pages. James and Mary… 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 »

Templeton Middle School – Sussex, Lisbon, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Butler, and Pewaukee

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  Templeton Middle School transcribed and edited by Michael R. Reilly last updated12/02/2010 Templeton Middle School opened for the first time in August 1969. A listing of the original TMS teachers for 1969-70 and the grades they taught. I have consolidated two different teacher listings showing teachers working in 1969, BUT the ones in bold red I have questions about…. 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 »

Sussex Early Flyers, Airplanes, Airfield

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    Retrospect: Daring young flyers built their own airfields in Sussex by Fred H. Keller, Sussex Village Historian Sussex Sun, Posted: Oct. 8, 2008 The Wright bros. introduced the world to airplanes. Waukesha County entered the airplane age with its own airfields and aviators, as recounted in “The History of Aviation in Waukesha County.” The Wright brothers and World… Read more »

Templeton Local History aka Buck Town aka East Sussex

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The photo for this Retrospect feature was taken of the entrance of the Allen Lumber Company in Templeton 99 years ago. The location is the eastern part of the future incorporated Village of Sussex (1924). The storage building for products in the foreground has the remnants of a Wisconsin State Fair sign showing fair dates for that year, 1911, of… Read more »

Sussex Local History

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From logos to ice cream social, Sussex plans to mark its 75 years – Organizers prepare events to add to celebration of village’s anniversary Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Thursday, February 4, 1999 Readability:11-12 grade level (Lexile: 1270L) Author: CINDY CREBBIN, Special to the Journal Sentinel An ice cream social with a historical theme and a special float in the annual… Read more »

Sussex Main St. East

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  The Sussex Methodist Episcopal Church is on theimmediate left, scene looking west toward the intersection below. Source: Recollections from the Past: Sussex, Wisconsin,Presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank, August 4, 1972 Circa 1912 intersection of Main St. and SilverSpring Drive (angling in from right side); the ME Church above would down on theright of Main St. (left side) looking… Read more »

Sussex Main St. 1908b

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  Sussex Main St. 1908: Southeastview from just west of present day Pauline Haass Library. and a variation of the same scene but an earlier date: Another view below of the top photo from a different angle about 1908. Noticetelephone poles. Source: Recollections from the Past: Sussex, Wisconsin,Presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank, August 4, 1972