Elmwood, WI Historical Group

Elmwood, WI Historical Group Photo history of Elmwood, WI

After the Centennial in 2005 and co-authoring the updated History book, we started receiving donations of photos,memorabilia, antiques, and collectibles. Facebook is a great way to share photos and memories and we encourage you to do so. If you have items relating to Elmwood, WI, and you wish to donate to the collection that is housed in the Auditorium, please stop at the Village Office in the Auditorium. Thank you for being respectful in all you post.

Mission: To create a living history of Elmwood, WI.



Photos from our walks.

A typed menu from the early days of the Black Bear Inn (1974-1992). On the back of the menu is a bit of history from 100...

A typed menu from the early days of the Black Bear Inn (1974-1992). On the back of the menu is a bit of history from 100 years ago. What a find in 2020..

The Longbranch - Elmwood, WI

Golfers rejoice!

Hello, everyone!

My wife, Kathy and I are excited to be the new owners of the Spring Valley Golf Course as of March 18th.

We are happy to announce that Bill "Doc" Emerson is back on board as head groundskeeper with Royce Baier as his apprentice. Several course improvements are planned to include cart path upgrades, using fertilizer with insecticide to eliminate asian beetles, and selected logging this winter to get sunlight to tee boxes and greens that need them. Longer term, we will dredge and line the course ponds to improve irrigation. A volunteer course clean-up day will be announced soon, for those that are able to help.

The clubhouse will be moving back downstairs, as the upstairs will soon offer Friday Fish Fry dinners, Saturday steak night, and Sunday brunches, as well as special event hostings year round! We will also have a full menu 7 days a week.

There will be a two-part article in the Sun Argus expanding on our long term plans and goals.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Spring Valley Golf Course this year!

And, yes, we will still own and operate The Longbranch!

Bob and Kathy Rupakus

Online Voter Registration for April 7 Available Again Until March 30 | Wisconsin Elections Commission
Online Voter Registration for April 7 Available Again Until March 30 | Wisconsin Elections Commission

Online Voter Registration for April 7 Available Again Until March 30 | Wisconsin Elections Commission

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin residents who need to register to vote for the April 7 Spring Election can now use MyVote.WI.gov to register online until March 30, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot, so reopening online reg...

Village of Elmwood

Village of Elmwood

Someone did some significant damage to the Poplar Hill Cemetery between Sunday morning 3/22 and Monday evening 3/23. There is a $1000 reward for information that leads to the responsible person/persons from an anonymous donor. You are being asked to please share so the person/persons can be found and prosecuted! Anyone with information should call Doug Claflin at 715-317-0024. Thank you for any help in this matter!

Village of Elmwood
Village of Elmwood

Village of Elmwood

My office is open by appointment only these days but I am available for voter registration, for absentee ballot applications or to drop off a ballot that was sent to you or any important transactions! Please call my office at 715-639-3792. Please call if there are any elderly people who need an absentee ballot... my office is here to help in any way, shape or form to help voters who do not want to physically be at the polls on April 7th. Remember voter registration and absentee ballot requests can be done online at myvote.wi.gov as well. Thank you!



Hey Everyone!
Please pass this on to your Parents, Grandparents and Elderly Friends!

We will now be accepting phone orders for ELDERLY CUSTOMERS OR COMPROMISED ADULTS who are unable to come into the store to get groceries.

We wish we could cater to all but with limited employees and limited products we are not able to. Please only call if you fit the criteria.

Please call 715-639-2191, dial 0, and let us know what you need and we will do a curbside pickup for you. We will call after your order is ready and take payment over the phone.

This is Subject to Change – We will do our best to help fill every order and satisfy to our best ability!

Thank you for choosing Sailer’s!!


Village Auditorium, 323 W Winter Avenue.
Elmwood, WI


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Help me remember my high school years, was this the entrance to Egg Tunnel?
This photo is on file at the Pierce County Historical Association. It's labeled "Packing Butter - Elmwood Creamery". Anyone know who they are?
Does anyone in this group know anything about Featherstone? Featherstone was sawmill siding on the west side of Elmwood. Here is a map I made from an official railroad drawing. Thanks. Arlyn Colby, [email protected]
For the railroad books that I write, I include a chapter about each town on the line. The chapter includes a short history of the town, the railroad operations in that town, a track map, and pictures. Does anyone in this group have a history of Elmwood or know where I can get one?? Here is a pencil sketch of Elmwood that was in the Spring Valley newspaper, Feb. 13, 1902. Thanks!! Arlyn Colby, [email protected], www.wisconsinrailroadbooks.com
As I have posted previously, I am writing a book about the railroad that ran through Elmwood, from Woodville to Weston. Lots in Elmwood were sold at an auction on February 27, 1902. At the time, the only buildings that existed were the train depot and the elevator. A newspaper article said that Old Elmwood and West Elmwood were not in sight, being about a mile away. Anyone know where Old Elmwood and West Elmwood were located?? Anyone having information or pictures for this book, please contact me at [email protected], website wisconsinrailroadbooks.com
Bennetts Bar Ashtray.
Thank you to Hugh Mulheron for allowing me to travel on his land to explore the cave so many children from the past have played in. Check out the fun video I made from my trip today.
Good morning. My dad, Dutch, talked about playing in the caves as a kid on Mulheran’s land by Farm Hill/Boot Hill. Does anyone know about theses caves? Who owns the land now? Could I get permission to look for them? Let me know. Thanks
A little late notice, but I am presenting a picture show about area railroads at the Plum City Library tonight, May 8, at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend, and it's free! My next railroad history book will be about the Spring Valley Line and the Ellsworth Line. The Spring Valley line extended from Woodville to Spring Valley, Elmwood, Comfort, and Weston. I am looking for information and pictures about these lines (especially pictures of Comfort!) If you have any material that would help me, please contact Arlyn Colby, 427 Pine Street, Barron, WI 54812. email [email protected], website: wisconsinrailroadbooks.com
Not really sure when things become historical but these are some photos of my coaching days with UW River Falls / Kansas City. I never thought it would be but helping out the Wolves this fall was really emotional for me. It was really great to be on the Raider Field sideline again.
Hi Elmwood Historical Friends! Attached are pics of a postcard I just got from a dealer in San Francisco. Caption is "Main Street Looking North".... Its dated Nov of 1910. Wondering if anyone knows who JRB is, which is the sender of the card.
I have a bunch of genealogy notes from my mother-in-law who was a Gieseker and went to Elmwood High School in Wisconsin. Her name was Fern Francis Gieseker. She has brothers and sisters - Clarence, Pearl, Rollo, Nettie, and some more I can't remember. I would like to get these notes to someone who could use them. Can you help direct me?