• The John Schuette Family and Manitowoc, Wisconsin

    Henry Schuette recounts his great grandfather's (John) service in the English navy during the Napoleonic Wars. This merchant family started several businesses in the Manitowoc area, including Schuette…

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  • History of Lakeside Packing Company

    Lakeside Packing Company was founded by Albert Landreth, known as the "Father of the Pea Canning Industry in the Midwest," in 1883. Farmers prepared the land for planting, maintenance, and combining o…

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  • A Norwegian family in Manitowoc

    Mr. Boyd recounts the frightening journey of the Boyd forefathers through Indian territory to the Manitowoc area. His description of the development of growing unity among various nationalities and re…

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  • History of St. Nazianz

    Melvin Tracy and Anselm Platten trace a fascinating account of the people who settled and developed the St. Nazianz area.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction00:00:54-Part 2 Father Ambrose Oswald, founder of…

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  • Michigan car ferries

    Lloyd Olson, employee of the Pere Marquette Railroad (Chesapeake & Ohio in 1945) from 1927-1970, enthusiastically discusses the role car ferries played in shipping freight to the East coast. Shipping…

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  • Tour of submarine U.S.S. Cobia

    Mr. Kolar fondly conducts a tour of the "life and times" of the historic USS Cobia submarine.|00:00:00-Part 1 Deck and waste disposal00:00:57-Part 2 Allied flags and memorial plaques, submarine names0…

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  • Entertainment in Manitowoc

    Ruth Gillespie reminisces about the Opera House in Manitowoc and other entertainment places. In particular, she details her father's (Steven Pech) work as manager of the Opera House from 1904-1921.|00…

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  • History of Valders

    The Brockman family started the Valders Journal in 1940. Most settlers in this community were of Norwegian descent and people today continue ancestral traditions, particularly those associated with fo…

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  • An early Manitowoc County farm

    Valleskey forefathers immigrated to the Manitowoc area from Germany in the early 1850s. The lives and careers of many of the Valleskey clan are affectionately and proudly detailed by Leslie J. Vallesk…

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  • Mrs. Nettie Blair interview

    Crain, Dorothy

    Dorothy Crain recollects the life of 95 year old Nettie Blair. A teacher and a life-long avid reader and library user, Mrs. Blair often frequented the old Carnegie Library located on the corner of 8th…

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  • Newspapers and news reporting in Manitowoc County

    Mr. Valitchka neatly chronicles the development of news reporting and English and German language newspapers published in Manitowoc. He comments on his interviews with Senator Joseph McCarthy.|00:00:0…

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  • Reminiscences

    Viola Senglaub relates stories about her family's immigration from Germany and early life in the Manitowoc area. Interesting tales about her grandmother's herbal garden used to gather ingredients for…

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  • Theater and radio in Manitowoc

    Mrs. Kadow takes us on a nostalgic tour of theatrical presentations at the Mikado Theater and on WOMT radio programs.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction00:00:31-Part 2 Splitt family history in Manitowoc, Am…

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  • Manitowoc athletes and other topics

    Mr. Mangin vividly describes the popularity of softball and basketball activities in Manitowoc County. Games were so well attended there was often less than standing room only. A special train was run…

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  • Blacksmithing in Manitowoc

    Lloyd Witt reminisces about his family's blacksmithing activities at their shop on Plank Road now called Menasha Avenue. In its heyday, Plank Road, as the shortest route into Manitowoc, was a toll roa…

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  • The Burger family and shipbuilding in Manitowoc

    Henry Burger immigrated to Manitowoc in the 1840s from Germany. The H. B. Burger & Sons Company originated as the Greene Rand, Burger Sjipyard, which built wooden boats. Interesting details about ship…

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  • Manitowoc County homemaker

    A discussion of county agents, home economics, county homemakers and nationalities.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction00:00:38-Part 2 University Extension offered her a job in Manitowoc County to work with…

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  • Mrs. Almon Jaeger interview

    Bowers, Mary

    Mrs. Jaeger, a descendant of the Wilhemy family, nostalgically reflects about her family's settlement in the area and life in Manitowoc throughout the years.|00:00:00-Part 1 No Introductory questions0…

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  • Mrs. Florence Buerstatte interview

    Crain, Dorothy

    Mrs. Buerstatte relates stories about growing up in Manitowoc and vividly describes the development of the Carnegie Library and the Opera House.|00:00:00-Part 1 Introduction without normal questions00…

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  • Personal recollections and early days of Reedsville

    Mr. Bergmann colorfully describes his forefathers' German heritage, early struggles in Indian territory, and farm life.|00:00:09-Part 1 Introduction00:00:57-Part 2 Bergmann family history; came from G…

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