The Mazomanie Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Sunday, January 26th at 1:30 p.m. followed by a special program at 2 p.m. featuring Frank Wolf who will discuss the railroad and Mazomanie.
The annual report of the society will be presented during the business meeting. Dues and donations for the Benefactor Drive will be accepted and an election of officers will take place. The nomination committee will present a slate of officers for consideration. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
Immediately after the business session, local historian Frank Wolf will present an illustrated talk about the railroad in Mazomanie. The span covered will range from 1856 to the present day. His research will culminate in a forthcoming book which he anticipates will be published this summer.
He will describe the considerable influence the railroad has had on the village since the it was platted in 1855. Frank conducted a thorough search of some 400 railroad people who were associated with the operation of the railroad in the village. He has sketched out sixty railroad men from thirty families most of which have relatives still living in the area, including names such as Cooper, Hodgson, Lawler, Lucey, Royston, and Salava. Questions and discussion will be welcomed.
All members, guests, and the general public are welcome to attend.