Melstone Heritage Sign Reflects over 100 years of Local History


Lura Pitman

Kathy Eike, Judy Knapp, Kim Walker, Adele Fields

As you are driving East on Highway 12, you could almost miss the small town of Melstone. But if you happen to look to the left as you are slowing through the speed zone, you will see the Heritage Historical sign that marks the small-town significance. Not always a small town, Melstone once had a Doctor, Dentist, Bank, Railroad Station, a couple hotels, bars, hardware and general store, hospital, and school. Like many dots on the map along Highway 12, the rise and fall came and went with the Milwaukee Railroad. The town was established in 1908 but incorporated in 1913. There was a big fire i...

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