• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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