• 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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  • 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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  • Schoolhouse Hill

    Anonymous

    Downhill Hauling the empty corn wagon down Schoolhouse Hill back to Dad’s picker when the brakes went out on the Co-op #3, missed the downshift and was grinding gears and sweating bullets but relative…

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  • Interview with Jim Babcock

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Jim Babcock, 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 Progr…

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  • Interview with Ann E. Morris

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Ann E. Morris, 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…

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  • Interview with Mary Daniel

    Fields, Gianofer

    Interview with Mary Daniel, 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 Progr…

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  • Gillett Village Hall, East Main Street

    The Village Hall was built in 1908, and provided room for the fire equipment on the first floor with steps leading from the inside up to the second floor which housed the library for many years. The b…

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  • Gillett hospital ca. 1920

    The Gillett Hospital was located upstairs in this building in the early to mid 1920s. It was on the corner of Lake and Main Street. A local resident "recalled" that he had been born in this hospital i…

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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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