Royal Purple

The fountain of history in Whitewater

Birge Fountain close up

November 6, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic It begins with a boy and his love for his hometown. It ends with a 17-foot high, 100-year-old fountain sitting on the junction of North and Main streets in Whitewater. In the middle, there is a boy named Julius Birge – the first child born to William and Mary...

A Whitewater Undertaking: The history and future of the Olsen Funeral Home

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic On the corner of Prince and Main streets, sits a 141-year-old Italianate house that made its way into a family business – one that lends itself to a scene of a scary movie. If the long circular driveway – now cracked and covered in fallen leaves – or the...

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