Wilton Memorial Day

On a Memorial Day in the 1920s or 1930s, Herbert Anderson of Wilton took this photo of local residents and band members marching on Highway 131 to St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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  • Wilton Booster Band

    17 hours ago
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    Here, in this circa-1930 photo, the Wilton Booster Band lines up near the intersection of Main and Center streets.

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    Birthday party, 1979

    17 hours ago
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    Ardys Bredlow of Oil City in rural Ontario submitted this photo to the County Line, and she would like readers to guess the names of the people in the photo.

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    Wilton’s Mansion House, 1915

    September 23rd, 2020
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    The Mansion House, located at the corner of Main Street and Highway 71 in Wilton, served travelers in an era when the Chicago & North Western Railroad line still crossed the village.

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    Wilton school

    September 16th, 2020
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    This photo depicts the students in room three in Wilton public schools, date unknown.

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    Family photos, circa-1930s

    September 10th, 2020
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    These two photos were found among the late Herbert Anderson’s collection. Do you recognize anyone in these photos?

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  • South Ridge School (town of Wellington), 1954–55

    August 31st, 2020
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    Last week, the County Line printed a spread on the South Ridge School, a one-room schoolhouse in the town of Wellington that was demolished earlier in August.

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    Ontario baseball, 1930s

    August 5th, 2020
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    County Line Publisher Emeritus Karen Parker mentions my uncle, the late Orv Collins of Ontario, in her “Backtalk” column every once in a while.

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    Patent-medicine sales in Wilton

    July 29th, 2020
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    A salesman for Rawleigh’s Remedies, a purveyor of patent medicines, stops in the Wilton area in the 1920s or 1930s.

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    Traveling by air in the 1920s

    April 22nd, 2020
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    In the 1920s, Herbert Anderson of Wilton took this of an airplane that had landed in Wilton, near where the Monroe County shop now sets off of County Highway M.

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    Norwalk class of 1945

    April 8th, 2020
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    Bob Hoffman of Holmen shared this photo with the County Line. He reported that as of last summer, five classmates were known to be alive.

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    Images of harvest

    March 25th, 2020
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    Edwin Bredlow was the last of the family that was best known in the area for their monster-size steam engines that rumbled across the area, harvesting the crops.

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