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"Eau Claire County History, 1949"


History of the Cleghorn School District

Cleghorn was named after one of its early settlers Lewis Cleghorn.  Other early settlers were
Ole Johnson and Christ Saugen.

A railroad was started and run a short time by N. C. Foster.


The St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1 1/2 miles east of Cleghorn, was built 63 years ago.  The Zion Lutheran Church was built 52 years ago.

The first store was built by Seidler, who later sold it to A. D. Stone.  His son later ran the
store until he sold it to Lon Powers.  The next and present owner is George Reid.

Another store was built by C. E. Burnie, he sold it to Oscar Backstrom, who owned it a year and
sold it to Harry Ryder.  The store is now run by Mrs. Ryder. Bill Stolp operated a livery stable.

The present Cleghorn Creamery was built in 1900.  The old creamery having burned before this
time.  Sykler was the first buttermaker.

A bank and dance hall was started by Otto Becker.  It was sold to Archie Birtzer who later sold
it to Richard Bender, who remodeled it into a tavern and dance hall.  This building was destroyed by fire in 1935.

A hardware store stood where the telephone office now stands.  The telephone office used to be
where Carl Pederson now lives.

The first mail route was started by Orrin Chase, who brought the mail by pony from Brackett until
a mail route was started from Eleva.

A blacksmith shop was built in 1916 by William Hennig.  It is run as a garage now by his son
Gus Hennig.

By -- Grace Hanson, Elvera Nichols, Roger Weiss, Melvin Ruff, Gloria Schmidt and Darlene Henning


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