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On This Day: February 26

1863 - (Civil War) Wisconsin Irish Citizens Present Regimental Flag

A regimental flag was ordered for the 17th Wisconsin Infantry. The flag was to be presented to Colonel Adam Malloy from all of the state's Irish citizens.

1912 - Rock County Women's Suffrage League Formed

On this date local women met at the library and formed the Rock County Women's Suffrage League. The group elected Mrs. A.P. Lovejoy as their president. [Source: Janesville Gazette]

1931 - Janesville Armory Dedicated

On this date a new armory, built on the site of the old Lincoln School, was dedicated. Today the building is a dinner theater (the Rock County Historical Society's archives have been moved to the Tallman House complex). [Source: Janesville Gazette; http://www.rchs.us/]