Interesting article in Bushwhacker Musings 40:3 (July 1, 2008) on the Grange, an organization for farmers popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Grange was founded in 1867 by Oliver Kelly. By the end of 1873, there were 1,000 Granges in 31 states. Vernon County was host to two long-time Granges: Stotesbury and Blue Mound.
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