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Wisconsin Magazine of History, Autumn 2012


The 1968 Lake Shore Surf Club poses in front of the Sheboygan County Court House

Surfing is not just a coastal activity, as Sheboygan-born twins Lee and Larry Williams proved in the 1960s. In 1988, the Williams brothers founded the Dairyland Surf Classic, an event in which surfing and paddling competitions celebrate the "Third Coast's" unique surf culture and camaraderie in an old-fashioned Midwestern beach party. It's a lifestyle the brothers began pursuing back when Lyndon B. Johnson was advocating for civil rights and Vince Lombardi was redefining Green Bay as Titletown, USA. Sports writer William Povletich tells the story behind the unlikely surfing destination in Malibu of the Midwest in the Autumn 2012 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History."

Other Stories in the Autumn 2012 Issue

The cover of the Autumn 2012 issue of the "Wisconsin Magazine of History"

This issue also includes articles on Oneida language preservation, the "Oleo Wars" in Wisconsin and the history of Wisconsin's breweries. Also included is an excerpt from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press title 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition.'

Award of Merit Winner

The "Wisconsin Magazine of History" is the proud recipient of a prestigious 2010 Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History's Leadership in History Awards. The awards are presented for excellence in history programs, projects and people when compared with similar activities nationwide.

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:: Posted September 10, 2012

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