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TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE MUSEUM

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE MUSEUM On Saturday, July 9 the SCHS will celebrate ten years in the new museum. The party will begin at 1:00 on the west side of the Miller-Piehl Building with the unveiling of the 60 foot mural depicting downtown Seymour during the early 1900's. Painted by Kelly Babler from Butternut, WI, the mural includes twelve historically significant buildings and 18 people from the era. The buildings include: Dean and Lorenz Hardware Store, City Hall, Hotel Falck, Muehl Furniture and Undertaking, the State Bank, Central Drug Store, Chase Saloon and Billard Hall, Seymour Hardware Store, Graham's Store, Hotel Florence and the Public School.

The business leaders on display:
Peter Tubbs - Civil War veteran who owned Woodland Farm, was postmaster, news reporter and bank director.
Philip Muehl - Early businessman and city treasurer who operated a furniture store and funeral home.
James Dean - Came to Seymour in 1877 and open a hardware store. He was also active in city government.
George and Mary Falck - Built and operated the Falck Hotel for over thirty years. Served as postmaster and mayor.
Robert Kuehne - Cattleman and one of the largest stock shippers in the state, bank director and community leader.
Dr. L.A. Le Mieux - Eye doctor who operated a drug store, served as postmaster, school board and justice of peace.
H.J. Van Vuren - Editor and publisher of the Seymour Press from 1886 to 1929
Francis Dittmar - Real estate developer, insurance man, bank director, mayor, state assemblyman and fair board.
Hattie Graham - Businesswoman who operated Graham's Store with husband Phineas. Also operated a tea room.
William Michelstetter - President of the Seymour State Bank, mayor and treasurer of the fair association.
John Stewart - Owner and operator of the Seymour Flour Mill. Justice of the peace, alderman and on the fair board.
Dr. James Hittmer - Highly regarded medical doctor in Seymour from 1892 until 1938
William F. Cirkel - Operated a stave factory, lumberman, mayor, state assemblyman and director of the fair.
August Wolk - Chief of police, street commissioner and alderman from 1879 to 1923.
Pastor Frederick Ohlrogge - Pastor of the Lutheran church from 1897-1939.
F.W. Axley - Principal of Seymour High School from 1899-1934. An accomplished gardener and horticulturist.
James Veitch - Owned and operated a well drilling business and served as mayor.
Nick Kitzinger - A respected blacksmith who served the community for over forty years.
Fred Piehl - Part owner of Miller-Piehl Company and a mason who built a number of city buildings.

Following the unveiling of the mural and a brief presentation, activity will move to the gazebo area where a popular band will entertain the crowd. Ice cream will be provided compliments of the Dairy Queen.

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