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34th Annual Elliott Perring Sports Hall of Fame | June 13, 2019

Rotary River Center
1160 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511
6 p.m.

Register by June 1.
Elliott Perring Sports Hall of Fame
Dinner and Induction
Evening Schedule:
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Induction Program: 7 p.m.

The 2019 Inductees:
Bruce Brown
Glenn Buggs
Bridget Georgeff
Rick Hofeditz
Bob Seidel
Karl Miller (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased by June 1, 2019

Proceeds benefit the Beloit Historical Society

Historic Backyard Stroll | 3 dates

Meet at the Former Gun Club
Colley Road
Beloit, WI 53511
5-7 p.m.

Join John Carroll on a stroll through History!

John (Moe) Carroll's family moved to Beloit in 1846. They were "Shanty Irish" who escaped the Irish Potato Famine and walked to Beloit to stake their claim in the new world. The Carroll brothers built a small business, utilizing the two oxen and carts they brought with them to start a trucking business. They have been in business in Beloit continually since then. The Higgins family, John's maternal great grandparents, arrived at the same time and also operated their own businesses.

John would like to take you on a stroll through his growing-up neighborhood on the Hillcrest Bluff (presently Sherwood Drive) by way of the railroad tracks in the back yards of many of Beloit's most notable and infamous families. The tour is only about three blocks long on level railroad bed and should take about two hours. It will start at the Gun Club parking lot on Colley Road and proceed to Beloit Junction, a magical spot untouched since the 19th Century.

The stroll will accommodate the first twenty people to sign on; refreshments will be served at The Junction.

Read Moe's Junction Walk Story!
$20 members - limited to just 20 people per walk!
Pre-register online by phone or by mail
For more information, call 608-365-7835
Sponsored by Carroll Allstate Insurance Agency

You Can't Get There From Here (Way-finding Way Back When) | July 27, 2019

Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett Street
Beloit, WI 53511
1 p.m.

Marty Densch is a Beloit native, a retired pharmacist, and an amateur historian. His interest in old maps and highway history began about ten years ago with a state tourism promotion encouraging travel along U.S. Highway 51 through Wisconsin. In driving the length of the state he noticed numerous side roads labeled “Old Hwy 51” and even one labeled “Old 10 Road”.

A few innocent inquiries into old highway alignments escalated into deeper research into the evolution of highways, into a new hobby of map collecting, and into visits to the Wisconsin Historical Society archives and even the Marathon County public works department to peruse old highway construction blueprints.

He has served on numerous municipal boards including Beloit's Parks Commission, Police and Fire Commission, Library Board and four terms on the Beloit City Council. He is an active member of the Beloit Rotary Club and has served on the board of the Beloit International Film Festival. He been a volunteer for Friends of Beckman Mill for nearly ten years and currently serves as the group's board president.

$5 members | $8 non-members
Pre-register by Julyl 27, online by phone or by mail
For more information, call 608-365-7835
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