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1970 Fall Tours at Octagon House



Fall tours at the Octagon House are at an all-time high, according to a report by Mrs. Donovan Mabie, assistant curator and in charge of guides at the Octagon House complex.


September visitors totaled 2,268 persons and included 300 Watertown third graders who toured the Octagon House in observance of Wonderful Wisconsin week.


One hundred third graders and their teachers from Oconomowoc and a Chicago Senior Citizens group of 86 visited the Octagon House.


Other group tours scheduled for early October, all numbering from 40 to 125 persons, include Pewaukee school fifth graders, Oconomowoc Junior High school students, a Lutheran Educators group, 75 children from a Milwaukee elementary school and nursery and kindergarten department students from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee.


Regular guides are Mrs. Royal Curtiss, Mrs. Ralph Ebert, Mrs. Gerhard Franzmann, Mrs. Charles Abel, Mrs. L. J. Kiefer, Mrs. Robert Osterndorf and Mrs. Robert Kossoris.  Laurie Welbourne, who served as a guide during the summer months, has departed for college.




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