Stories, Crimes & Mysteries

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Aloyzie Pryzbilla Murder 1997

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WPA 1940 April

CCC 1940
CCC Enrollees 1940 Sanford Moen, Geo Sura, Clemens Schneider

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April 10 1890 Floods

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Osseo Ghost pg 1

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osseo Ghost pg 2

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Legend of Lavender Lil

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Lavender Li pg 2

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Losinski Murder 1989

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Election Results 2016

1889 Hans Jacob Olson
May 1889. In Nov 1889 Olson was lynched by a mob in the Town of Preston–see downloadable PDF below for the entire story.

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July 1889

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November 1889

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December 5 1889

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December 4 1889

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Dec 5 1889

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From Whitehall paper 1889 Dec 12

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From Whitehall paper, week of Dec 12, 1889

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Dec 22 1889

HJO 2
Dec 22 1889

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January 1890

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Sentencing of Olson Lynchers–None of the convicted individuals served long terms. They were pardoned and released. Charles Johnson left the area, Ole and Bertha came back to the county. Bertha lived with a married daughter.

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Old tombstone found in Galesville--burial site may have been behind what became the Rall Feedmill.
Old tombstone found in Galesville–burial site may have been behind what became the Rall Feedmill.

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Formation of Tremp Cty

  Downloadable PDF Documents

WELLIN MURDER 1903

Walter Hunter Civil War Letter

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trempealeauco_biosketch_ETHNIC 

trempealeauco_biosketch_ALPHA

Memory of Ervin and Welch Coulee

Ever Ellingstad letter

Lynching_Hans Jacob Olson Twn of Preston

Lynching warrants

Hold up at Galesville 1903 

Courthouse 1  pdf

Courthouse history  pT 2

Courthouse History Pt 3

Armistice Day Blizzard 1940 PDF

Erdman Olson Murder MysteryPDF

Ettrick and Northern RR PDF

Ignatz Matchey Murder 1904
Ignatz Matchey Murder 1904

Hunter deer
Bob Hunter and his record setting deer mount

1965 Train accident
Amish Train Tragedy 1965

1954 Tremp Cty Figures
1954 Tremp Cty Statistics

1948-50 Polio
1948-50 Polio Epidemic

1862 Sioux Uprising
Dr AO Torson and 1862 Sioux Uprising

1866 Cruise of the Spray
Steamboat on the Trempealeau River-1866 Cruise of the Spray

1887 Ag news
Farm News 1887

1938 REA
1938 REA

Aa Erdman Olson 2

Trails made and used by Native Americans
Trails pg 2
Trails pg 3
Native fruits of Trempealeau County
Original wildflowers of Trempealeau County
Native Trees pg 1
Trees and PLantings Pg 2
Plantings pg 3
Early Curlers of Decorah Prairie and Galesville 1930 pg 1
Curlers pg 2
The four Men who went to the Klondike Gold Rush
ETTRICK AND NORTHERN RAILROAD
ETTRICK AND NORTHERN HISTORY
County place names origins
Page 2 of Place Names
1936 Temperance Hall on Square Bluff Rd pt 1
Temperance Hall 1936 pt 2
Storm damage 1936
May 25, 1964 Storm Damage