Monday, July 7, 2008


The second Wild Rose State Bank opened for business on Thursday, February 21, 1929. It was located at 460 Main Street, The first depositor at the new bank was R. K. Jones who owned one of the hardware stores. C. M. Radley and son were the architects but the general plan for the interior was done by A. G. Holt who was the cashier. Hans P. Knuteson of Waupaca was the contractor. The interior decorating was done by Angus Monroe. The bank encouraged school children to visit to the bank to see stuffed specimens of a badger and a golden eagle. The Wild Rose Historical Society has both of them on display in Pioneer Hall. The bank had resources of $535, 559.60 at the close of business on March 27, 1929.

You can see the stuffed animals in the Wild Rose Historical Society Museum in Pioneer Hall, one of 6 buildings the museum has on its tour. The tour is Wenesday & Saturday afternoons in the summer (after June 15th until Labor Day Saturday). The tour begin at 1:00 PM and the last tour starts no later than 3:00 PM.

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