Odd Wisconsin Archive
As 2006 winds down, the staff who distract you from more important things with these little anecdotes are taking a few days to hibernate. After nearly three years of uninterrupted historical nonsense, it's time for reruns here at Odd Wisconsin. If you're one of the hundreds of people who enjoy reading it and don't want to go without your usual dose, here are a few of our favorite stories from Wisconsin history:
"I Struck Out Right and Left," Confesses Lawmaker
Mohawk Indian or French Prince?
Fishy Presidents in Goofy Hats
Horrible Monsters That Devoured Men and Canoes
The Cranberry Queen
Waited 106 Years to Vote
Carpe ... hmm ...
Toads & Flu Season
Even-Handed Corruption of the 1850s
Black Fur Traders in 18th-c. Wisconsin
The Spy Who Died in the Dells
Mystic Vision of the Virgin near Green Bay
The Voyageur with the Hole in his Side
Paines in the Neck for Powers-That-Be
The Fiddle That Squealed
1918: Mob Rule Crushes Conscience
Shooting the Rapids Astride $9,000
Why We Speak English in Wisconsin
Aunt Mary Ann
Mary Hayes-Chynoweth, psychic healer
For more short accounts of topics in Wisconsin history, see our page leading to dozens of essays and biographies. Odd Wisconsin will be back next week with more curious anecdotes from the past.
:: Posted in on December 28, 2006