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August 2008 Odd Wisconsin

Rattlesnake Eggs for Breakfast

Thomas G. Anderson (1779-1875) was a fur-trader in northwestern Wisconsin in the opening years of the 19th century. He spent the winter of 1811-1812 sixty miles from his nearest neighbor, and when the spring thaw came about March 20th, he headed south to Prairie du Chien. From there he turned up the Wisconsin River for Green Bay with his flotilla...
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Posted in Animals on August 21, 2008

Tarzan of Rhinelander?

"...she had been carried off her feet by the strength of the young giant when his great arms were about her in the distant African forest, and again today, in the Wisconsin woods..." So wrote Edgar Rice Burroughs in one of the most famous pulp novels in American history, Tarzan of the Apes, first published in New York by A.C....
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Posted in Curiosities on August 14, 2008

Shipwreck Foreseen in a Dream

"Mrs. Murphy came over to our house first thing in the morning, and she says to my father, 'Hitch up the horses and take me to town. I seen my son Mike in a dream,' she says, 'standing at the foot of my bed when I wake up in the night, and he screams to me I should help him.'"...
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Posted in Bizarre Events on August 7, 2008

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