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September 2013 Highlights

Northwoods Photographer Allan Born

A rarely seen archive of northern Wisconsin images has just come online in a new Wisconsin Historical Images gallery. Ashland jewelry and photography store owner Allan Born (1892-1959) took more than 1,700 photos between 1920 and 1959. When he wasn't...
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Posted September 30, 2013

Last Chance to Register for the Conference

Friday, September 27, is the deadline to postmark your registration for the seventh annual Local History and Historic Preservation Conference in Wisconsin Rapids on October 11-12. You don't want to miss the largest gathering in Wisconsin for local historians and...
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Posted September 26, 2013

23rd Annual Wade House Civil War Weekend

Wade House historic site in Greenbush will continue its commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial by staging one of the largest Civil War encampments and battle re-enactments in Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, from 9 am to 5...
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Posted September 23, 2013

Memories of 'The Quiet Season'

Celebrated rural historian, Jerry Apps, recalls the sights, sounds, sentiments — and yes, the chill — of winters on the farm in his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, 'The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters.' He shares stories of growing...
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Posted September 19, 2013

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Autumn 2013

An involuntary sterilization program existed in Wisconsin for more than half of the 20th century. The program was the result of a socio-scientific movement called eugenics, the pseudoscience of "fit" individuals breeding "better" humans and the prevention of the "unfit"...
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Posted September 16, 2013

Recalling Horse-Drawn Days at Stonefield

Nestled in the beautiful southwestern corner of Wisconsin alongside the Mississippi River, Stonefield historic site is the ideal place to step back to a time — before steam engines or tractors arrived on the farm — to rediscover an era...
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Posted September 12, 2013

'Wheel Fever' Traces Early Bicycling in Wisconsin

A new book from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press tells the fascinating story of early bicycling in Wisconsin. From "boneshakers" to high-wheels and racing bikes to tricycles, 'Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State' by Jesse J. Gant...
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Posted September 9, 2013

'One Small Farm' Documents a Way of Life

Follow the rhythms and routines of a Wisconsin dairy farm in 'One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life' by Craig Schreiner. Evocative color photographs capture one family as they maintain their dairy herd and farm near Pine...
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Posted September 5, 2013

Don't Miss the Elegant Villa Louis Carriage Classic

The grace, elegance and power of fine, immaculately groomed horses with beautifully restored carriages in tow, all set against the backdrop of a grand Victorian country estate, make the annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic in Prairie du Chien a rare...
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Posted September 3, 2013

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