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Designated the Walworth County seat in 1838, Elkhorn has maintained a slower pace of life despite its exciting history and its growth as a community. Music provided to its citizens entertainment as well as employment, with the establishment of a prosperous band instrument industry. Elkhorn was also once known as the "Christmas Card City," when images from around town were featured on several Hallmark cards. In 1995, Elkhorn was included in Norm Crampton's book, The 100 Best Small Towns in America. Elkhorn's residents agree that their town meets the book's criteria—a spirit of community, a feeling of safety, a commitment to the well-being of its children, and a growing population.
ISBN: 9780738533209
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Wisconsin
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Doris Reinke has lived in Elkhorn for many years and is a columnist for the local newspaper. Since retiring from teaching, she has been active in the Walworth County Historical Society, the Historical Preservation Commission, and other community affairs. She was the recipient of the Local History Award of Merit by the Wisconsin State Historical Society in 1993. She is also listed in Who's Who. Her most recent endeavor was the establishment of the Doris M. Reinke Resource Center for the Walworth County Historical Society.
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