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Taking a trip back in time

By Gloria Hafemeister for the Daily TimesMay 16, 2019

HUSTISFORD -- Fourth-grade students from John Hustis school took a trip back in time when they came to Memorial Park May 8 to tour the John Hustis House Museum, try their hands at some old-time skills and view a video of the early history of Hustisford.

In the video they learned how John Hustis was instrumental in the settlement of Hustisford and how he influenced much of the early innovations in the area. They also learned about this early vibrant community filled with innovative, hardworking people.

The children also visited the Hustis House Museum Memorial Park, which features a shoe shop built in 1888 for the thriving cobbler business of August Roethke. There wooden shoes were made and worn by local cheesemakers. These shoes are the reason for Hustisford’s nickname, “Wooden Shoe Town.”

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