News: Sterling Splinters (1892)

Contact: Leon G, Konieczny

----Sources: THORP COURIER 28 JANUARY 1892


Good morning

Another horse decided to die rather than work. School was closed a short time last week owing to the absence of the teacher.

Mr. Randall’s family have all been sick with King Grip but they are improving at the last report.

Chas. Poppe drives a fast horse but has not learned the art of turning a sharp corner without getting spilled out. We will wait a while before we sing of the balmy days to come unless we hear the voice of the turtle in the mill pond.

The Sunday school and church work is prospering. Good attendance at the meetings give encouragement to the earnest workers.

It is with no little difficulty that we come out of the woods this week for most of us are sick and the roads are in poor condition. Old Borealis is shinning his warm rays upon us and if he can hold out for a few days longer we will look up Salzer’s catalogue and go to planting.

Come to Sterling. Plenty of room for all. We were unable to get a charter during the last session of the legislature but look for better results next year. This thriving place is beautifully situated on the banks of the Eau Claire River (west fork) and is backed up with the finest farming country in the world when it is cleared up. The autumnal foliage is beautiful in the extreme. The tall dark pines looming up in the distance, intermingled with the various hardwoods and smaller shrubs give a variety of colors not unpleasant to look upon. The little river winds itself in and out among the trees like a silver ribbon, flowing quietly onward to join the larger rivers and lend a helping hand in turning the wheels of numerous factories and saw mills. Vast opportunities for investing money are offered and although we do not advertise our wants like the little town of Thorp, our unsuccessful rival, we can guarantee any one full value for all the money they wish to invest. Good neighbors, schools, churches, hotel, fine residences, paved streets, all lend a hand in offering attractions to outsiders. Come and see us and be convinced, and while you are here don’t forget to stop at Duke de Holden’s headquarters.



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