Presentation Tuesday On History Of Beaver Dam Streets

(Beaver Dam) The public is encouraged to attend a presentation tomorrow night that will provide an in-depth look at the history of the streets of Beaver Dam. Local historian Roger Noll will discuss the development of the city’s platting of streets from 1841 to the 1920’s which will include how they got their names, who gave them their names, what streets have changed and what streets have disappeared. Noll says one of the topics he will cover ties into Bill McCollum way, so named to honor WBEV-WXRO’s own Uncle Bill. Other streets that will be discussed include East Street, Main Street and the Railroad streets which Noll says nearly bankrupted the city. There will also be a showing of a never before seen short film of downtown Beaver Dam. Noll says he found the 8-mm film on eBay and realized it was from 1948 due to a business that was featured in the film called Gordon Cleaners which was only in operation from 1948 to 1949. The presentation will begin at 6pm tomorrow in the basement of the Beaver Dam library.