Sunday, June 26, 2011

Carousel with Cuba City connections

A 1911 C.W. Parker carousel located in Waterloo, Wisconsin, apparently has some Cuba City ties. According to a June 26, 2011 article in the Wisconsin State Journal, the wooden carousel belonged to Curtis Brothers Carnival, based in Cuba City, before being purchased by the city of Waterloo in 1925. It is thought to be Wisconsin's oldest operating carousel.
Check out the Wisconsin State Journal article:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cuba City's Old Grade School and High School

The current Cuba City Elementary School and High School were built in the 1960s. Here is a picture of the old grade school and high school, which was built in 1905 at a cost of $17,000. This picture includes an addition that was built in 1915, doubling the school's size.
The school was located on South Jackson Street, south of the old school gymnasium, "the Pit." After Cuba City's new public schools were built in the 1960s, the old school building was razed.