Winneconne Historical Society

Sovereign State Days

It was probably the most exciting, upbeat seven months in Winneconne history - and it all began in the office of the Winneconne News.

Lost Traveler
A printing salesman from Milwaukee came in about the middles of January. It was a cold, blustery day, and he was complaining about having a hard time finding Winneconne. He said we weren’t on the new highway map.

That gave C. O. Rogers, publisher of the Winneconne News, a good lead for his next weekly column, “Look Out Below.” He wrote, “Guess what? Would you believe that the village of Winneconne is no more? The state map makers must have been napping when they should have been mapping – they completely eliminated the village from the new Wisconsin road maps. They were gracious enough to leave the dot where Winneconne used to be, but the name was lost somewhere between Omro and Butte des Morts.”

That did it! When the Chamber of Commerce got hold of it, the fun began.

Sovereign State Days

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