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    Re: Historical Tidbit Archived Message

    Posted by Opie2 on November 15, 2017, 10:19 pm, in reply to "Re: Historical Tidbit"

    And at a later date Dee, there was a proposal by a small group of professionals, including lawyers, doctors and business owners who proposed merging what we used to call the Tri Cities.

    Granite City, Madison and Venice were to merge and then annexations of Pontoon Beach and Mitchell were to follow. At that time Pontoon wasn't much more than a small village with a few lake homes.

    The bullheaded leadership of Madison and Granite at the time couldn't see past their little kingdoms and power trips so it died.

    Can you imagine what might have been if one entity controlled from the McKinley Bridge to the bluffs? Lost opportunities because of idiots.

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