Veteran’s etchings from historic Milwaukee Soldiers Home tower Check out this awesome story! It’s neat when you find notes/traces of people from the past. In the old Oshkosh B’gosh factory in Oshkosh—now the Winnebago County Administration Building—there are dates and weather reports etched into some the wood paneled walls in old coal storage area in… Continue reading Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home
Here are some of the headlines from the local Oshkosh Daily Northwestern newspaper on the early accounts of the "Spanish Flu" in the city.
I hope that all of my readers and followers have been staying safe and healthy during this wild chapter of world history. My family and I have been taking the necessary precautions to keep ourselves safe these past three months--social distancing, masks, and practicing good hygiene It's been a tough and strenuous quarantine, but we… Continue reading Covid-19 Journal Project
I've posted letters written to my Grand-Aunt Lorraine. I have one letter in that stack that was written to her mother, my great-grandmother, Ella (Zillmer) Frederick. Ella was suffering from an illness for at least a year or so. This letter was written to her by a niece up in Tomah, Wisconsin. At the… Continue reading A Letter to Ella Frederick
With all of the craziness going on in the world, I am taking some time to do some family history work. I scanned some Frederick family photos given to me a few years ago by my 1st cousin 1x removed. I am also still working on transcribing letters written to my Great Aunt Lorraine as… Continue reading New-ish Family Photos
"The government lied. They lied about everything": A historian on what went wrong in 1918. Source: Coronavirus and the Spanish flu: A historian reflects on key lessons - Vox
The old saying is that history is written by the victors. The story of the Lusitania is tragic. 1,193 people lost their lives after a German U-boat torpedoed the ocean liner off the coast of Ireland in May 1915. Out of the total lives lost, 128 Americans perished when the Lusitania went down. While this event didn't directly… Continue reading Barbarous Hun: The Sinking of the Lusitania and the Rise of Propaganda | History News Network
What history would our walls share? That is what I was thinking as we started our home remodeling project in May. Molly and I decided it was time to do something with our downstairs bathroom and our back room that we referred to as the "catch-all" room of our house. The bathroom was in need… Continue reading If These Walls Could Talk…
https://www.instagram.com/p/Biabn6WBucv/ Anxiously waiting for spring so I can start working on restoring more of my wood windows. Wood Window Makeover has inspired me to save my windows and learn a long forgotten trade. Save your wood windows...because you will never get 100 years out of a vinyl window.