November 2, 2023

In Retrospect

100 YEARS AGO

NOVEMBER 2, 1923

Dredgers at work on the new swimming beach at Brush Lake found down in the mud the skeleton of a very large elk, probably buried there for several centuries. The antlers are perfect and very large. It has been a great many years since there were any elk in this vicinity, so the question of when the animal perished in the lake will always be problematical from 150 to 1000 years ago. Several hundred people who learned of the discovery paid a visit to Brush Lake to see the elk’s antlers and bones, among them being the pupils of Woodstock high school. W. H. Brooks, owner of Brush Lake, has had a force of men at work for some time clearing out and dredging the edges of the big pool in readiness for next summer. He is putti…

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