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Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

I am a volunteer at our county historical society, and we were donated a couple photos that have/may have ties to Allis-Chalmers. One photo is marked that it is an AC tractor axle. The other I am not sure of. It appears that these were both military contracted projects. I hope someone reading this will… Continue reading Allis-Chalmers Mystery Photos

History, Home History, Projects

10-Year Anniversary of My Book

Wow, how time flies! It has been 10 years since the publication of my book, Images of America: Markesan, which tells the history of my hometown through photos. For those who have never heard of Markesan, it is a city of about 1,300 people (give or take) located in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. The community's… Continue reading 10-Year Anniversary of My Book

Allis-Chalmers, Uncategorized

Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article!   Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores.  Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

Allis-Chalmers, family history, History

Week 3: Favorite Photo

We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo

family history, History

Letters to Lorraine-October 16, 1935

Neosho, Wis.Oct. 16, 1935 Dearest Lorraine, How are you? I never see you very often, so I thought I would write. I always see Melvin or Clarence. I was always waiting to hear from you but never received and letter. I suppose you are working hard every day. Does Lavern still go to school, or… Continue reading Letters to Lorraine-October 16, 1935