Argonne Photos Saved from Destruction

Good morning Forest County Residents!
This week a suitcase of over 50 photographs of the Garlock family and early Argonne history was saved from being tossed in the trash and was donated to the Crandon Public Library. There are a few examples of the wonderful photos below. Many of the photographs are not labeled but the few that are have the name Bert Garlock on the back. This caused me to do some investigating. I found out that Bert Garlock was born in 1883 in Heron, Wisconsin. Early in his adult life he moved to Forest County. Bert was the Town Chairman of Argonne and the first County Chairman elected that resided in Argonne. Bert owned several lumber camps in the area. He also operated a farm for many years and was a cattle dealer. He was chairman of the Forest County Agricultural Society over several terms. His social activities were well documented in the “Rhinelander Daily News” so he must have been a prominent figure in the area. He died in 1958 of a serious illness. But his son, Glenn, followed in his father’s footsteps as the Chairman of the Forest County Board and as the Chairman of the Town of Argonne for 14 years. The Garlock family appears to have had a large influence on the early history of the Town of Argonne. I would love to have the photographs identified so if anyone is familiar with the Garlock family please contact the Crandon Public Library.

Taken at the Garlock Residence
Taken at the Garlock Residence

North Crandon Booth in Madison
North Crandon Booth in Madison

Man to the far right is Bert Garlock
Man to the far right is Bert Garlock

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