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Advertisements from Wisconsin city directories, 1857-1921.

  1. Brigham and Co’s Fond du Lac Directory for 1857-58, Fond du Lac Public Library
  2. Madison City Directory and Business Advertiser for 1871-2, Madison Public Library
  3. Wright’s Directory of Appleton for 1887-88, Appleton Public Library
  4. Eau Claire City Directory 1899-1900L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire
  5. Wisconsin Rapids Directory, 1921, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

see more: http://recollectionwisconsin.org/stories-from-city-directories

Update: Randy Hopper

A complaint has been filed with the attorney general’s office, alleging that State Sen. Randy Hopper (R-Fond du Lac) no longer lives in the district he represents.  Hopper admits he no longer resides at the address he officially lists with the state legislature, saying he now rents an apartment in Fond du Lac.  However, when the Capital Times tried to verify that address, they learned that it was actually not an apartment; instead, it was a $600,000 home belonging to one of Hopper’s employees.  I have yet to see anything that reports on whether he has been collecting the $88 per diem for Senators who reside outside of Dane County; anyone know if this is being explored?

Hopper has also hired a national GOP veteran campaign manager, Jeff Harvey, to help protect him from recall efforts and allegations that he no longer even resides in the district he is supposed to be representing.  Harvey previously managed Republican Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey.

Also: the most hilarious photoshop job of the week involves Mr. Hopper and his recent scandals.  The original picture, here (the July 1st, “Brownsville” one.)  Wonkette’s awesome photoshop version, here.