Monday, January 21, 2019

Civil War veterans' celebration

This image of an early celebration on Cuba City's Main Street may have captured one of the many Civil War veterans' reunions held in town. The photograph was taken between 1896-1907. The Donohoo, Splinter & Co. building on the right is now Antiques & Salvage. The Farmers Bank building to the left is now home to the Tri-County Press.

Thank you to John Riha for sharing!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Heating systems by Pascoe Bros.

Cold weather got you down? In 1918, the Pascoe Bros. hardware store in Cuba City was ready to help its customers stay warm.

Advertisement from the Cuba City News-Herald (April 5, 1918)

The store was located on Main Street in the northern Junque Stops Here building, next to the former Cuba Theatre. William H. Pascoe built this hardware store in Cuba City in 1876, the year after the town was founded, and his sons, Vincent and W. W. (Willis William), continued to run the business after his death in 1917.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Dandy Little Savings Bank

In February 1919, Cuba City's First National Bank gave away small savings banks to all who opened a new account.

Advertisement from the Cuba City News-Herald, February 14, 1919.

It is unclear whether this metal bank was exactly the model given away in 1919, but it may have been similar.

The First National Bank operated in Cuba City from 1900 until 1928, at which time the stocks and assets of the institution were acquired by the Cuba City State Bank. From 1907-1928, the bank was located on the corner of Main and Clay Street, south of City Hall.

Image from a postcard postmarked 1918.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Boys basketball team, 1928-29

High school basketball season is in full swing, so let's meet a team of yesteryear. The 1928-29 Cuba City boys basketball team is pictured below.

From left to right: Coach Hale Quandt, Arthur Rudkin, Harker Dent, Joe Jackson, Claude Peacock, Ervin Loeffelholz, William Dawson, Walter Droullard and Maclay Eustice. Teammate Kenneth Curtis was absent from the photo. Image from the Cuba City Centennial history.