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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Cartoon History of Wisconsin


In the fall of 1935, Wisconsin State Journal cartoonist David Seltz produced a panel every day showing strange episodes from our state's past. He called them "Badger Curiosities" appropriately enough, though today we might call them urban legends (or not-so-urban, given that this is the dairy state). Some of the stories he depicted are well-known, some are forgotten trifles; few are well-documented; but they are all amusing to scroll through in air-conditioned semi-darkness on this hot mid-summer day or night. If you see a factoid here that arouses your curiosity, email us and we'll help you find out more about it.
:: Posted in Curiosities on August 5, 2009
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