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Jim Widmer's "Spirit of Rural Wisconsin," Part I

Explore Jim Widmer's photographs of Theresa, Wisconsin.


Spring Planting

Date: 1987-04 

Description: "Paul O. Koll readied his hilly terrain for spring planting."

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Solomon Juneau House."


Raccoon Hunters

Date: 1955 

Description: "This photo, taken by the light of the full moon, shows coon hunter Alfred 'Butch' Muche patiently waiting for his fellow hunters. Kodak Super XX film was...


Paul Koll Farm

Date: 1983-01 

Description: "This photo of Theresa was taken from the Ralph Bodden farm. The long 500mm mirror lens compresses the distance from the Paul Koll farm in the foreground t...

Date: 1995-08 

Description: "As a part of the 98th Annual Firemen's Tournament, girls from 10 Dodge County communities vied for the title of Queen. Nicole Bodden (top right) was first...


Dam at Luhns

Date: 1948-12-08 

Description: "This is the dam at Luhns."


Sportsmen's Bar

Date: 1978-02-24 

Description: "Sportsmen's Bar — Ed Lenz, Prop."


Practicing CPR

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Theresa Lions purchased this 'Annie' to practice CPR. Members are Bernie Adelmeyer, demonstrating, from left: Jim Wiseman, Ed Guelig, Neil Coulter, Harvey...


Dirt Road

Date: 1948-10-10 

Description: "This beautiful stretch of road once skirted the Rock River but was replaced later by County Y."

Date: 1978-02-14 

Description: "Dr. Arnold W. Boegel receives a 'This Is Your Life' booklet from Walter Sauer, representing the Theresa Lions Club."

Date: 1984-03 

Description: Gary Kamrath displays the form that earned him the high batting average on his team for the season.

Date: 1978-02-13 

Description: "Fire Company meeting. Chief Eugene Lackas (right) and Secretary-Treasurer Gordon Neitzel."


Jim Dobbe Farm

Date: 1968 

Description: "Brenda & Kay Widmer examine an ice covered fence on the Jim Dobbe Farm (Sunny Brae Farm)."

Date: 1979-08 

Description: Flashy models received much attention from amateur photographers at the Sentinal Photo Show.

Date: 1996 

Description: "Evangeline Koll and Arlene Beck ride the float in the Allenton Firemen's Picnic Parade."


Plat Map of Theresa

Date: 1952 

Description: View of the plat map of Theresa, copyright by General Map Company, 1952.

Date:  date unknown

Description: "This Widmer Cheese Factory sign was visible to travelers south bound on Hwy 41. It stood near the present day rest area, near the Hwy 28 turn off."

Date: 1981-12 

Description: "Scene at the corner of Wisconsin St. & McArthur Road."

Date: 1994-07 

Description: "Arnold Hartmann, using skill, ingenuity, and scrap metal, built this Reeves & Company steam engine in his basement workshop."

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