family history, Tractors

Grandpa’s Tractors

Grandpa and his BF Avery A tractor I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa Frederick's house as a kid and Grandpa would dig out the photo albums. We would go through and he would tell a story about certain pictures--I wish I could remember them all! There was one album with pictures of tractor equipment and… Continue reading Grandpa’s Tractors

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

Neosho, WisconsinJune 25, 1935 Dearest Lorraine, I never hear from you, so I thought I'd write again.How did your get over the birthday? Ha! Ha!Did you go to the Schwartz Sunday? I was to Neosho to the church picnic, that is with the folks. Was you and Melvin here Sunday to get me? How about… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-June 25, 1935

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

Cataract, WisconsinMay 21st 1935 Dear Lorraine, Must take time and answer your letter tonight. We have been so busy. We have our house cleaning done. Yesterday I helped the men folks plant corn. Planted 13 acres. They still have more to plant for the silo. I can hardly walk to-day my feet are so sore.… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-May 21, 1935

History

The Confederate Monument & Pseudohistory

With the racial tension rocking our nation, what is your opinion on the monuments that commemorate the Confederacy, it's soldiers, and war leaders? These monuments started to appear near the turn of the 20th century and more were erected again in mid-century as part of the "Lost Cause" pseudohistory. Should these be left in place… Continue reading The Confederate Monument & Pseudohistory

History, World War I

Wisconsin and the Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918

Never before in the history of the state has it become necessary to close schools, churches, theaters, saloons; in fact, everything except factories, offices and places of regular employment, including hotels, restaurants and stores in which food and clothing are sold were closed for periods varying from three weeks to eight weeks or more.State Board… Continue reading Wisconsin and the Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918

History

Titanic’s Marconi Telegraph to be Salvaged from Wreck

RMS Titanic Inc. has been legally cleared to retrieve an iconic piece of equipment from the wreckage of the ill-fated ocean liner Titanic--the wireless telegraph. The ship's radio operators, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride, were the contracted employees aboard the Titanic for the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company. These young men sent and received radio messages--sent… Continue reading Titanic’s Marconi Telegraph to be Salvaged from Wreck

History, World War I

The Spanish Flu Experience in Winnebago County

  I can't help but be interested in the parallels of our current pandemic with the one in 1918. Naturally, I have been diving into the newspapers and trying to find any information/accounts/statistics of that horrible disease that swept the world back then. I stumbled upon this paper that sheds some light on our county's… Continue reading The Spanish Flu Experience in Winnebago County