2. A Hart passenger/freight steam ship is at dock. The "laker" has a full head of steam as indicated by the smoke from the stack, and has just arrived or is about to depart. to the right of the number is a sailing scooner used to ship cut lumber and other supply freight on the Great Lakes to booming markets in, among others, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Detroit.
3. Section Street Bridge over the Oconto River and "cut" dug to facilitate the use of the river both for logging and watercraft.
4. Logs jam the "cut" at Holt Mills near the Superior Street Bridge.
5.The original town plat.
citizens will remember, when, years ago,
they attended the old school - the first one Oconto ever had.
stood - or did a few days ago - near Section Street bridge.
are men in Oconto today, no doubt, who do not forget the
they got in that old school house on the banks of the Oconto years ago.
Great changes have come over the scene since then. Boys and
have grown to men and women; some have left the scenes of their
for other climes; some of them sleep the sleep that knows no waking;
those who have “grown up with the town” oft think
of the good old times
they spent in and about Oconto’s pioneer school
house. But it is
no more; it was pulled down a few days ago, and the place that knew it
once will know it no more forever. The building was erected
Hart in the year 1851, twenty nine years ago. In it was
the first store ever in this place, exempting one belonging to a mill
that was doing school, room was in the back part of the
In it, also, the first Sabbath school met, and in the days of long ago
it was looked upon as the prominent building of the
“town.” But its
usefulness is o’er and it has had to make way for the
that are being made in our growing and prosperous city.
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