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Omro 1849 - 1850
Posted by: Beth Overstad (ID *****3354) Date: March 26, 2009 at 14:00:30
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Oshkosh True Democrat
July 6, 1849
In our tramp last week we passed through OMRO, (we don’t know how to spell it,) a new town started on the Fox river five miles above the junction with the Wold. It is not a town yet, but its proprietors tell us that it is in a central place, that several new leading roads cross the river at that place and that it cannot fail to grow. Dean Beckwith & Co., are building a steam saw mill there, for which the building is raised and the machinery is on the ground. They anticipate having it running in a short time.
It is an eligible situation for a landing, the shore being solid, and the water deep.
We were shown a brickyard, just opened; and the brickmaker told us there was plenty of clay, equal to the best Milwaukee clay; and the sand we saw appeared to us to be of a super-excellent quality.
Several buildings are to be built this summer

The Democrat
Sept. 27, 1850
Omro -- Sign of Prosperity.
While we were at Omro last week, Dr. McAllister, an obliging proprietor of the place, took us round and introduced us to the several tradesmen and mechanics of the town, and twenty-five of them ordered our paper sent to them. This shows that the people are not only liberal, but that the prospects of the town are very flattering. They feel that “Live and let live” is the true motto; and that the patronage they extend to a press devoted to the interests of the county, is money well invested. Success to our friends at Omro.

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