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September 2004 Odd Wisconsin

Wisconsin Storms

Dateline: Ashland, Aug. 26, 1854. The recent onslaught of hurricanes in our southeastern states reminds us that we are all sometime nature's pawns. Here in Wisconsin we've had more than just blizzards to emphasize that fact. Thirty-foot waves smashed the docks at Ashland in the late summer of 1854, and in the spring of 1880 a tornado in Waukesha County...
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Posted in Curiosities on September 16, 2004

Living it up as summer winds down

Dateline: Black River Falls, ca. 1910. As autumn approaches on the calendar and students return to our schools, this week's temperature ironically makes it seem like the dog days of summer have finally arrived. Before the leaves turn and fall, enjoy the Labor Day weekend by following the lead of these wild Wisconsin women ....
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Posted in Curiosities on September 2, 2004

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