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Geneseo City Fun Facts and History

 

The FISH ON THE WATER TOWER

Geneseo was settled by hearty Europeans in the 1830s. One of the first things they did was introduce German Carp to the area. There were already carp there: Buffalo Carp, Quillback Carp, others, but that's what Europeans did when they settled America, stock carp. They loved to eat carp.

As soon as I could walk my dad drug me out on the canal during the spawn to spear carp. Spearing carp, suckers catfish and turtles was the "in" thing to do back them and the locals would drive out to the canal or river in the morning darkness to get a good spot. It was the busiest time of the year on the farm but dad would somehow find time to spear spawning carp for a couple hours in the morning before work. You'd just sit on the bank and wait for the love-sick fish to swim by and then throw a fish spear at them. Watching dad clean a 20-lb carp with a machete was something to behold. The whole thing was a blast, an adventure.

For years the top of Geneseo's water tower sported a large metal fish, kind of a weather vane thingie. It was mounted there around 1919 and was a city landmark until they tore the water tower down 70 years later. The local yokels said the fish was a carp although it didn't look like a carp. The 10-foot long sculpture was soldered together, fabricated well before electric welding. It was taken down several times for repair and painting. At one time, in the early 70s, it was in my father's garage being "worked over"

The carp now sits in front of the Community Center, a reminder of years gone by, days when carp fishing and carp eating were popular. (Source: http://utahwildlife.net/forum/22-everything-else/81449-carptown-usa.html)posted by wyogoop

fish on tower


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Change in School Calendar
The District will need to adjust the calendar to reflect the delay at the start of the year when we did not attend school on August 21 or 22nd. Therefore, students will be attending school on Monday, October 9, 2017, which is Columbus Day, and on Monday, April 2, 2018, which is the Monday after … Continue reading "Change in School Calendar"

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