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Cashton Community Series

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Village of Cashton Contributing researchers: Julia Boisen, Garrett Biever, Quinn Cook, Kate Gronemus, Colton Lee, Jack Schlesner, Blake Von Ruden, Jake Wall, and Mrs. Lee Copyright @2012. Cashton Elementary Press

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Table of Contents History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What You Can See . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Cashton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Fall Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Interesting Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Finding Cashton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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History Mr. William Henry Harrison Cash settled the town of Cashton in 1878. Before that, Cashton was known as Hazen’s Corner. The railroad was built and the first train came through in 1879.

Photos from Cashton, Wisconsin 75 Years (1954).

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Services Cashton has a fire department, EMT squad, and a police department. The Community Hall is the home of the senior center and it often hosts auctions, wedding dances, and Boy Scout meetings.

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What You Can See Cashton has many sights to see. Many people visit the Veteran’s Memorial located on Front Street. Others might be interested in looking at the windmill generators by Organic Valley.

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More Sights to See The Amish people around Cashton have many products to sell. They grow flowers and vegetables to sell at the Grower’s Auction. Many of them also make furniture, quilts, and candy to sell. The Amish do not conduct business on Sunday.

Photo from www.cashton.com website.

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The Cashton Park The Cashton Park has many things going on there. The Cashton Eagles play football, baseball, and softball there. The Cross Country team also runs their races at the park. In the summer, kids play t-ball. There are kids playing at the park almost every day. People have picnics and other special events at the park. The Fall Fest activities happen at the park, too.

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Cashton Schools The Cashton School District has an Elementary School and a Middle/High School. About 580 students attend both of these schools. There is also a private school called Sacred Heart which is a K-8 school.

Elementary School

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Fall Fest Every fall on the second weekend in September, Cashton hosts a fall festival. Activities include an Antique Tractor Pull, a Run/Walk, a carnival, an Arts & Crafts Show, a parade, and musical groups perform each day at the Village Park. Visit the following website for more information: http:// www.cashton.com/Cashton-FallFestival.html

2012 Cashton Fall Fest Royalty photo by Shania Wendland 10


Interesting Facts ♦ ♦

Population: 1105 Cashton is 30 minutes south of Interstate 90. Stores offer a variety of goods to purchase. There are 2 churches in Cashton with several close by in the country. Cashton is only 28 miles east of La Crosse.

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Finding Cashton Cashton is located in western Wisconsin. Highway 33 travels right though Cashton.

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Glossary district - a part of land products - any item that is for sale at a business service - when you pay someone to do a job for you settled - to establish or create squad - a group of people organized for a cause

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About the Project The Cashton Elementary First Graders visited many places in order to learn about the goods and services our community provides to the people who live here. A huge thanks to all of the businesses we contacted who graciously allowed us to visit and learn. If you have questions about this project or would like to be included in the future, please contact one of the following teachers at the Elementary School (608-6547377). Rachel Huntzicker Beth Lee Dawn Stalsberg

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