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'The Eillcxge of Palmyra
The beautiful village ol Palmyra is situated in the south-eastern part of the county oi Iefferson
on Spring Lake of the Scuppernong river, on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad. It's name'
was taken from the ancient city of Palmyra located in Palestine, in Asyria.
Over seventy years ago the echoes of Cyrus Horton's ax broke the stillness of nature's sur-
roundings in this valley and the echoes have been ringing ever since. Dr. Causdale was the next
settler who was soon followed by others, having heard oi the advantages around the little river.
Very soon the stream at this point was made an artificial lake and used for mill power. Mills were
erected on its banks and very soon a village began to grow.
It was in the fall of i843 that John Fish surveyed and laid out the beautiful village into lots
and blocks, but it was not until 1866 that it had a sufficient population to entitle it to an
Since that time the village of Palmyra has grown steadily! Many fine buildings have been
erected, until now it is one of the prettiest villages in southern Wisconsin with a population of about
Page 4 text:
Q Y 1
Palmyra is a pretty town of about a thousand inhabitants, forty miles west of Mil-
waukee, on the Chicago, Milwaukee 81: St. Paul railroad. It is 850 feet above the seag the
soil is dry, sandy and porous, and the air is clear and invigorating. In every direction are
delightful drives to the numerous lakes and other interesting points, which make this part of
Wisconsin so attractive.
Page 6 text:
0. P. DOW
First editcr of the Palmyra Enterprise and the person who worked so incessantly for the
erection of the Palmyra Free High School.
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