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1 Vietnam Veterans 21-year-old William J. Schneider becomes the first Janesville man to die in Vietnam of a combat wound. 01 Dec 1966, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 153
2 Businesses (Janesville) Gibbs gets fifth fuse contract ($1.3+ million for rocket fuses used in Vietnam War) 01 Dec 1966
3 Cedar Crest Retirement Community Home for senior citizens started (photo) [financed by wills of Mrs. Irene Strickler and Mrs. Inez Barnett; the property purchased was the former Dr. Wayne A. Munn farm] 01 Dec 1962
4 Rock County Humane Society Rock County Humane Society establishes its shelter for animals at 222 S. Arch. 01 Dec 1959, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 131
5 Streets and roads Snarled traffic in downtown Janesville is a problem. Madison traffic engineer Joe Bunch recommends that serveral streets be made one-way--including Milwaukee St., Milwaukee Ave. (Milwaukee St. east of Milton Ave.), Court St. Pleasant (now W. Court), Franklin, and Jackson streets--in order to move traffic more efficiently. 01 Dec 1955, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 123
6 Janes family Founder of Janesville 31 years old at time he came to Wisconsin, records show 01 Dec 1947
7 Veterans Sterling Beath and Benjamin Leland Anderson, area missionaries imprisoned in World War II Japanese concentration camps for several years, are reunited with their wives. 01 Dec 1943, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 94
8 Veterans Gasoline rationing begins in World War II Janesville. 01 Dec 1942, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 93
9 Agriculture Janesville and Clinton farmers raise hemp (marijuana) for use as rope and burlap during World War II. The federal War Assets Office sells the government-owned hemp mill (consisting of 20 acres of marijuana plants and 7 buildings where the hemp was turned into rope and burlap) on Highway 14 two miles north of Darien to Walworth Foundries in 1947. 01 Dec 1942, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 93; 03 Sep 1947, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 101
10 Health care Rock County Dental Society closes its free clinic in Janesville, refusing to serve the poor without compensation from the County. 01 Dec 1932, CENTURY OF STORIES (977.587 DUPRE), 64

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