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Celebrating our Past: Green County Historical Society
This photo, showing a portion of the east side of the Square, was taken on Feb. 18, 1908 after a large snowstorm. This was the first snow blockade of the winter, causing two passenger trains and one freight train to be stalled south of Monroe. None of the rural mail carriers attempted to cover their routes. It had been several years since the walks and streets in Monroe had been so heavily banked with snow. Notice the pathways that were shoveled through the piles of snow so that customers could get into the stores. The three-story building, which now houses Bartels & Co. Tap and Caf Claudeen, is the oldest building on the east side of the Square, having been built in 1860. A sketch of it appears on page 17 in the Plat Book of Green County from 1861. The plat book is available for purchase from the GCHS for $45. Please contact Matt at 608-325-6503 or if you have any questions. (Photo supplied by Green County Historical Society)