Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Heitkamp Brothers

The Heitkamp Brothers owned one of Cuba City's early businesses. According to the Cuba City Centennial, the general store was located at Main and Clay Streets, and the store operated in the early 1900s up until October 1911.

Image from the Cuba City Centennial.

 In October 1911, Dillon Donohoo purchased the store from the Heitkamp Brothers and went into business with Edward Jacobi.

Image from the Cuba City Centennial.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cuba City's early days

A view of some sort of celebration on Main Street in the late 1800s. The photograph was shot looking north. Immediately on the right is the Northwestern Hotel (site of Mound City Bank today). North of that is the hardware store of H. H. Fiedler (Hindu's Corner Bar today). The sign on Fiedler's reads:


This wonderful image is courtesy of Rachel Knoblich. It belonged to her grandmother, Lillian Heitkamp Kirk.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Christmas in Wartime

A Christmas issue of the Cuba City News Herald in 1917.

Scary Santas

If you were a loyal reader of the Cuba City News Herald in 1917, this scary Santa Claus appeared on the front page of each holiday issue to help count down the weeks until Christmas.

Dopey Makes Haul

The following article appeared in the September 21, 1917 issue of the Cuba City News Herald. Spelling errors were not corrected.


A dope fiend gained entrance to Dr. MacDonald's office, Friday, and stole a quanty of morphine and codein and a gold ring. He was aprehended at Benton where the ring, which he had pawned for board, was returned.