Charles Allen the early attorney and counselor at law, studied law with a firm in N. Y., was admitted to the bar at the age of 21, practiced law until the fall of 1858 and then moved to Mayville where he practiced law until 1872. He then moved to Horicon and is our only attorney here at this writing. He now holds the titles of Town, Village and School Clerk. The leading jeweler in our area is right here in Horicon, E. A. Kretchmer. He pays strict attention to business keeping his store fully stocked and has built up quite a business so that he had to build to have an extra store room to display his wares and keep pace with the growing trade. This side of Milwaukee Kretchmer has one of the finest stores for his business. F. B. Griswold has a store on Main St. and he came to Horicon many years ago to build his business greatly. He keeps a large supply of groceries and also a selection of Boots and Shoes. John Wood’s tailoring has been here on Main St, near the Post Office, for the better of thirty-years. He retains his former customers while taking on new clientele. Carl Dowe deals with Flour and Feed. He opened his present buisiness here in 1873 and is very successful. Mr. Dowe also keeps a stock of groceries, crockery, confectionary, and notions. He is an agent fo C. Aultman & CO’s Binders and Mowers, Hollingsworth & Reindeer’s Rakes, the light running White Sewing Machine and he writes policies for the Concordia Fire Insurance Co. of Milwaukee. What a business! In 1872 Mr. J. D. Francis opened the Junction Railroad Lunch Room as it is known of now. It is not connected to the depot but is availabe to the traveling public. The trains stops here for about ten to twenty minutes, and this gives the passengers time to get a refreshment or even a square meal. J. D. is courteous and his business grows because of it. If you have business at the elavator or lumber yard you will do well to call on Mr. Francis. H. F. Shultze Furniture Rooms store has something for everyone. Tiny carriages and cribs, complete outfits for the home of the newly married, easy chairs to rest your weary bones and finally the satin-lined caskets to take you to your eternal home. The comforts of life and after. Louis Prenzlow’s lumber and coal tells us that Horicon will need more houses, barns, piazzas, and porticos. Also available is the lath, shingles, or anything else in the line of homes. Schools in Horicon are tops. The Graded School near the eastern limit of the village contains six departments under Principal J. L. O. Kelly. First Primary, Second Primary, 1st Intermediate, 2nd Intermediate, Grammer and Highschool Departments. There are seven teachers and an assistant principal. They make around $3000 a year and each room is nicely furnished with all the conveinence and necessities of school. The High School has decorations which help to improve the rooms. Mr. L. H. Clark was Mr. Kelly’s predcessor and this school has maintained a degree of excellence. What we must remember is that we are built on Indian grounds. They had buried their dead in the Horicon area also. Horicon is built on prehistoric mounds. A. Lapham had surveyed the land in 1851 and in Antiquities of Wisconsin published by the Smithsonian Institute of 1855 he wrote, The most extended and varied groups of ancient works and most intricate are those at Horicon. There are about 200 ordinary round moujnds with two small ones occuping the banks of the river. The two large mounds are on the west side at about 12 feet elevation and are 65 feet in diameter . The others are from one to four or five feet high. The survey showed 90 formations between the Stokey-Van Camp Canning Company and the Vine St bridge.