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1 Radio stations The origin of WCLO's call letters is as follows: In the early days of radio, states to the east of the Mississippi River were assigned "W" as their first call letter, whereas states to the west of the Mississippi were assigned "K." The "C-L-O" following the "W" stood for "Camp Lake Oaks." WCLO, Camp Lake 1320, was licensed on August 4, 1925 by owner C. E. Whitmore, and ran at 50 watts. In 1930, there was a change of owners, license, and frequency, and the WCLO Radio Corporation ran WCLO out of Kenosha 1200. Around 1942, WCLO had another change of ownership, license, and frequency: owners Southern Wisconsin Radio, Inc. ran WCLO out of JANESVILLE 1230. The studio was at 200 E. Milwaukee St. The transmitter then and in 2005was at 1436 S. Oakhill Ave., the same location where the WCLO offices are in 2005. Internet: "Wisconsin Call Sign History"
2 Rock County 4-H Fair 2016 Rock County 4-H Fair (map and schedule) 25 Jul 2016, 4A
3 Veterans Camp Barstow was established at or near Janesville in October 1861 as the recruiting point and training camp for the Third Wisconsin Cavalry regiment. William A. Barstow, ex-governor of the state, was the colonel of the regiment. Pamphlet
4 Bachay, George "G.S.B.: An Artist Who Loved Wildlife" (brief biographical sketch of George Bachay) 1 page photocopy, printed 2009
5 Parker family "Parker: Parker Pen Company Over a Century of Success" (history of the company; includes photos of specific Parker pens) 2002, 7-page printout
6 Feingold, Russell Comparing Hillary Clinton to Russ Feingold, Whose Record is Better (article by Conor Friedersdorf) THE ATLANTIC, 11 Jun 2014, 3-page printed from internet
7 Ryan, Paul The Rise of Paul Ryan: Republicans overcome their divisions to nominate the representative from Wisconsin as Speaker of the House (photo) THE ATLANTIC online, 28 Oct 2015
8 Ryan, Paul Paul Ryan sees 'new day' as speaker but rejects cooperation on immigration THE GUARDIAN online, 01 Nov 2015
9 Crime and criminals (Rock County) Manifesto revealed: Jakubowski details how government wronged him in document: Calls government a 'gang of terrorists' (includes alleged 35 pages of manifesto) WTMJ-TV MILWAUKEE, 12 Apr 2017
10 Bond, Carrie Jacobs Story of "I Love You Truly" from "The People's Almanac" by David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace, copyright 1975-1981 printed 16 Jun 2007, 2-page document

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