Blyton Veteran's Park
In Wisconsin, United States
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In Blyton Veteran's Park you will find this cache. Come out and look at all the old monuments and canon's. If it is a hot sunny day you may rest under here to catch some shade. Sit down and you may find what you are looking for.
Blyton Veterans Park was named after William H. Blyton in May 1931. Prior to being named Blyton Veterans Park it was known as “North Park”. William H. Blyton arrived in the town of Sparta on October 4th, 1854 with his father Thomas who had committed to work for A.F. Bard as a carpenter. 1854 was also the year that Monroe County was organized making the Village of Sparta the county seat. At the age of 20 William enlisted in the service and want on to fight for the union in the great war of the Rebellion, he served in the East and in the Great War. Out west on Dec. 7, 1865 near Yankton South Dakota he was hit in the arm and was discharged from the Army due to “total disability” in 1866, when he returned home to Sparta, WI.
William married the former Miss Harriett E. Washburn, daughter of William and Harriett Washburn, on Jan. 16, 1864. They had one son, Edgar, who was born on March 12, 1889. Harriett passed away at an early age in Nov. 1881. During her last illness William hired Mrs. Sarah Burroughs as a caretaker. The two kept in touch after Harriett’s death and eventually married in Milwaukee, WI 1883. The two were married for 43 years until Sarah passed away in 1926 at the age of 75.
William started a grocery business after returning from the service, but soon after turned to selling Insurance for the Hartford Company. In 1871, William made his mark when the Hemphill & Powell Agency because the Hemphil and Blyton Agency, which was later changed to William H. Blyton & Co. on Dec. 31, 1881.
In 1870 William began a journey that gained him much notoriety; he was elected to the post of Village Clerk, which he held for a total of 56 years.
There was a rededication and unveiling of the new Blyton Veterans Park in May 30, 2008. At that time Reinhard Mueller made a presentation to the crowd and the park was rededicated by Mayer John Sund. All of the information listed above came from the speech that Reinhard gave.
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