Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hungry for History/Urban Fuel - History of Peebles

Monday , March 21

Hungry for History/Urban Fuel - History of Peebles

The History of Peebles - Presented by Jacob Kroll The inaugural presentation of the FCHS Hungry for History series will cover the early history of a charming community located just east of Fond du Lac--Peebles. The town was named after its founder Ezra Peebles. Mr. Peebles was among the early pioneer settlers in Fond du Lac County. He grew up in a small New York town and was neighbors with Governor Doty, whom he would later be neighbors with at Taycheedah. When he arrived in Fond du Lac County, much of the area was undeveloped and still inhabited by Native Americans. Over the years, he bought much of the land in Taycheedah, his property stretching from the Niagara Escarpment to Lake Winnebago. The forest was cleared and converted into a successful farm and cheese factory. As time passed, the Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Railroad had a station placed at Peebles. Mr. Peebles, who was instrumental in having the station placed there, was the namesake for this station. The town continued to grow with a post office, general store, and feed mill added. Over one hundred years since its establishment, Peebles' prosperity continues to flourish. The quaint town is well-known for its picturesque views, shops, and restaurants.

LOCATION: Urban Fuel and Company, N7645 Peebles Lane, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
ADMISSION: $24 Per Person - Register Online, Easy Payment Online or Register and Print Your Receipt and Pay at the Door

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