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    Who was Emma Carlin?

    I googled and only came up with links to the trail that shares her name.

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    my great grandmother twice removed on my mother's side

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    The original owner of the General Store and founder of Backyard bikes. The rusty old bike that sits outside of the General Store is the bike she was known to ride while forming the trail that is now named after her. All I know is her name was Emma.
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    Emma Carlin was a schoolteacher in Lake Mills and Palmyra, who donated the land that encompasses the Emma Carlin trails to the state of Wisconsin. I don't know much beyond that, but you can click through the links here to see if you can find out more:

    http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/...-10/1003881368

    If you're really interested, trying giving the state historical society a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickeydoo View Post
    The original owner of the General Store and founder of Backyard bikes. The rusty old bike that sits outside of the General Store is the bike she was known to ride while forming the trail that is now named after her. All I know is her name was Emma.
    This does not sound correct.
    This seems more likely:

    She was born December 25, 1871, the daughter of Samuel and Helen Roy
    Fairbrothers. She married Arthur Carlin on August 7, 1915, in
    Whitewater, Wisconsin. No further information is as yet known regarding
    Arthur Carlin's ancestors, or regarding either Emma or Arthur's DOD.

    We know that she taught taught for many years in the Stone, Golden Lake,
    Lake Mills and Palmyra, Wisconsin schools, but we have been unable to
    obtain any documentation about this; the records have, unfortunately,
    long since disappeared.

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    OK, I confess I made it up.

    My story stood for 5 years though.
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