The History of Wisconsin History
History of Augusta Wisconsin.
Check out tidbits on the About Augusta Wisconsin page too. Augusta Wisconsin celebrated its 150th Birthday in 2006. It was our Sesquicentennial
Go with us through the years in a place seemingly unchanged by time
New Augusta War Memorial page. Augusta Veterans have found in America's War from 1775 through 2012.
|Photos of Medals and Award Ribbons for the Women's Relief Corp 1883||The Augusta Wisconsin High School Assembly 1912 including the graduation class of 1912 and faculty||Post Card of Stone Street|
Augusta Wisconsin was less than 10 years old during the Civil War. Local citizens and especially the new immigrants and other Wisconsin Residents volunteered. You can see a Civil War Diary on the Knuth Family Site Here
The nameplate and train schedule from the Augusta Eagle newspaper Friday, March 20, 1914
Augusta had 3 newspapers during these time
The Life of Virginia Mildred Erdman Bauch Staatz
Detailed History of Augusta Wisconsin
Early History of Augusta Wisconsin from the Augusta Eagle
Newspaper, June 23, 1906, author unknown, transcribed from
Wisconsin Historical Society archives
Miscellaneous Photos Index stretching from about 1890 to 2010
You can seen a 1949 Dairy Farm in the Augusta Area on the Knuth Family Site
Wisconsin Map Link on the 1895 US Atlas Site (the population
of Augusta in 1895 was 1187)
Dells Mill School in Augusta Wisconsin History
Link to a 1949 History of the Bears Grass Wisconsin Area
Link to a 1949 History of the Rodell Area School
Link to a 1949 History of the Russell Corners Area School
More Tidbits about Augusta Wisconsin History:
During the later 19th century and early part of the 20th Century, Augusta Wisconsin had as many as 7 passenger trains stopping a day. Some stops where just "whistle stops" but others where regularly scheduled arrivals and departures. Some of these trains also stopped at Rodell Wisconsin (formerly known as Rosedale, Wisconsin), Fairchild Wisconsin and Humbird Wisconsin. These same railroad tracks are still in use.
Take a scroll stroll through some Historic Augusta Wisconsin Photo Pages
Augusta Wisconsin Watertower circa 1970's
|Augusta Wisconsin was laid out and organized
as a village in 1856. It became a political unit in 1883 and
was chartered by the State of Wisconsin as a city in 1885. 2006
marked the 150th year of the town.
Formerly known as a part of Bridge Creek, it has it that some citizens proposed to name the place after the prettiest girl in town. They held an election, and Augusta Rickard, a visitor to Augusta Wisconsin from Oak Grove, Wisconsin was the winner." * (This naming information conflicts with the article, An Early History of Augusta Wisconsin and also conflicts with the information in the "History of Augusta in our Centennial Year of 1956")
John F. Stone was one of the first settlers of Augusta Wisconsin. He erected a saw and gristmill at a point on Bridge Creek in 1856.***
This mill and bridge crosses Bridge Creek at Bills Street in Augusta. The mill foundation is now part of the foundation for the platform at Grace Lutheran Marquardt Park.
||Augusta Wisconsin once was the home of 3
newspapers, The Augusta Eagle, The Augusta Union and The Augusta
Times. It is currently served by only the Augusta Area Times.
See for more gossipy excerpts of
newspaper clippings from the past
click the thumbnail for a park history
|Also see more history about the Augusta Wisconsin City Park, about the Dells Mill School, a one room grade school|
|An Augusta house, a
believed to be circa 1890's, the home of Richard
Devine and Catherine L. Mahoney Devine.
See a Brief History of the Buckhorn Bar on the Buckhorn Tavern Page
Augusta Wisconsin In Early Days - 1874
Augusta Wisconsin In 1881
click on the thumbnail to see it full size images
|Augusta Wisconsin Lincoln Street circa 1907||Augusta High School circa 1900|
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Go to the links below for selected local histories by Augusta Area School Students
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Augusta Wisconsin History
* From The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names, by Robert E. Gard and L. G. Sorden , c1968 Wisconsin House, Inc. and Compiled from the Centennial Year Booklet by Mrs. Karl Peplau, Mrs. O. G. Moland, Mrs. E. M. Herrell ** See the Augusta High School History Archive in the event that the originating pages are unavailable *** The History of the Chippewa Valley, by Thomas E. Randall 1875. Free Press Print. Eau Claire, Wisconsin Abbreviations for Wisconsin in Augusta are Wis and Augusta Wisc, and Augusta WI but Augusta Wisconsin will do Wisconsin History of a small town
History of Augusta Wisconsin
New! Octagon House in Wisconsin Augusta History