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Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

Allis-Chalmers B210 from advertising material(Courtesy of SimpleTrACtors.com) After many years I've finally started another Allis-Chalmers restoration project. This tractor is a little smaller--and it's yellow instead of orange! This is a late 1960s Allis-Chalmers B-210 lawn tractor. The tractor itself is in good shape, but the Briggs & Stratton engine needs some TLC. These were… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers B-210 Project

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

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Veteran’s Etchings in Milwaukee Soldiers Home

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

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