• Personal War Sketches of the Members of Frank A. Haskell Post No. 146, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Wisconsin

    This volume of "Personal War Sketches" was presented to the Frank A. Haskell Post No. 146 of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1890 by ex-Governor James T. Lewis of Columbus, Wisconsin. When the Colum…

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  • Memories of growing up on the Isle of Pines on Lake Little Sissabagama

    Crandall, Ted

    My parents, Walter and Mary Crandall, were the caretakers of a private fishing camp on a seven acre heavily wooded island on Lake Little Sissabagama in Sawyer County. In 1904 James Hool from Chicago h…

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  • Reporting on Milwaukee's open housing marches

    Bauman, Margaret

    I was a reporter for United Press International in Milwaukee who covered the open housing marches in Milwaukee, and did a number of interviews with Father James Groppi, as well as Dick Gregory, who ca…

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  • Interview with Mrs. Ruth Brehmer

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Mrs. Ruth Brehmer, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture…

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  • Awareness of race

    Anonymous

    I was probably six or seven years old, 1966 or ’67. Summers were untethered for me in Racine, everyday, all day, at the Park & Rec program at Island Park in the beautiful old pavilion where I looked u…

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  • Sad fate of a beautiful doe

    Crotteau, Carolyn Skille

    My Dad was a true sportsman who supported our family during hard times by trapping and hunting in the Stone Lake, Wisconsin area. One day during deer hunting season, he and I were having lunch togethe…

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  • Memorial day with the NEW family

    Anonymous

    While my sisters and I were growing up we hardly ever saw our father as he worked two or three jobs at a time. Then my parents divorced and we all thought we would never see him. Then came the first h…

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  • Memories and family stories

    Tripp, Clovis

    In 1901, my Grandpa Fred Ernest Tripp moved to Washburn County, Wisconsin with his wife and four small children. In those early years, Grandpa Tripp would farm in the summer and work in the woods with…

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  • Mortgage release document from William Wrede for Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

    Wrede, William

    A mortgage release document from William Wrede for a debt owed him by Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, signed October 2, 1857. Notes from the submitters, Laura and Nicola Kaftan, great-great-granddaughters…

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  • The Birth and Rebirth of Martin Park

    Smejkal, Jean

    It was an unknown wilderness, a forest of pine trees with a carpet of pine needles beneath, located on the east side of the bay. One of the first known white men to have visited the area being mission…

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  • Letter from E. A. Richter to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

    Richter, E. A

    Letter from E. A. Richter, Leipzig to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19, 1849, with a translation from the original German. Biographical notes from the submitters, Laura and N…

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  • Interview with Mrs. Shirley Seltzer

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Mrs. Shirley Seltzer, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Cult…

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  • Interview with Gerald Neath

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Gerald Neath, volunteer at Oregon Area Historical Society in Oregon, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material C…

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  • Main Street, Gillett, ca. 1900

    Main Street in Gillett Wisconsin looking west with the newly built Citizens State Bank building on the corner at front right.

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  • Geocaching the kids’ honeymoon

    McShannock, Linda

    An interactive honeymoon - Wisconsin side of Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands Chuck and I spent the last couple of years building a log cabin on his property on the Wisconsin side of Lake Superi…

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  • Letter from Wilhelm Nockemann to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen

    Nockemann, Wilhelm

    Letter from Wilhelm Nockemann, Milwaukee to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, care of Henry Martin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, August 26, 1850, with a translation from the original German. Notes from the submi…

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  • Making cheddar cheese

    Strand, Doug

    I started working at the Stone Lake Dairy in 1953. I was working as an apprentice to learn cheese making. I worked for two years, then took my test and passed. I was twenty-four years old. We made Ame…

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  • Interview with Kay Herold Russell

    Nutile, Rita Boland

    Interview with Kay Herold Russell of the Town of Cross, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The original audio file is presented here in three parts. Notes from the submitter, Rita Boland Nutile, niece of Russ…

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  • Interview with Melanie Woodworth

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Melanie Woodworth, volunteer at Oregon Area Historical Society in Oregon, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Mater…

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  • An American Girl — My Great-Grandmother, Christine Henk

    Hutton, Lexi

    Christine was born on December 12, 1905 at home in a log cabin built by her father. She was the fourth child of Bertha and Joseph Herman. Her family had crossed the ocean in a ship called the S.S. Han…

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