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WPT Archives: 1990s
WPT Archives: 1990s
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1928 | Copper Falls
Copper Falls State Park was formed when a dam threatened the falls' existence.
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Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1913 | Tyomies Finnish Newspaper
As the Finnish community in Wisconsin grew, so did their passion for local news.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1942 | Great Lakes Shipping
In the '40s, hundreds of ships crossed the Great Lakes each day.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1906 | Bayfield Fishing
Jim Erickson shares his family's history of fishing in Bayfield.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1925 | Wisconsin State Reformatory
Andrew Janssen, of Green Bay, shares his memories from the Wisconsin State Reformatory.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1971 | Columbia Savings and Loan
Columbia Savings & Loan, started by the Halyard family, invigorated a Milwaukee Community.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1872 | Pinery Boy
Art Thieme's folk song, "Pinery Boy," describes the life and work of lumberers.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1836 | Father Samuel Mazzuchelli
Father Samuel Mazzuchelli helped build up southwestern Wisconsin.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1946 | Yawkee-Bissell Lumber
In White Lake, the Yawkee-Bissell Lumber Company supplied flooring for many NBA courts.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1959 | Sturgeon Bay Cherries
Summer camps and cherry-picking combined, helping create the Door County we know today.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1941 | Oshkosh All-Stars
Eunice Englund recalls the time her husband spent playing for the Oshkosh All-Stars.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1864 | Civil War Hospital
Cordelia Harvey, wife of the governor, petitioned Abraham Lincoln for a war hospital.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1894 | Free Traveling Library
The first free traveling library in the nation brought literature to rural communities.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1887 | Marshfield Lumber Fire
The Marshfield lumber fire nearly decimated the town in 1887.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1892 | Charles K. Harris
The story of Oconomowoc's Charles K. Harris, and his rise to fame as a writer & composer.
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Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1848 | Underground Railroad
In a journal entry, Eliza Porter describes her role in the underground railroad.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1966 | Migration and Music
Chris Plata, of Columbus, speaks about the influence of music in his life.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1946 | Beaver Dam YMCA
A circus and parade gave the Beaver Dam YMCA a new life.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1948 | Alice in Dairyland
Margaret McGuire speaks about her role as the very first Alice in Dairyland.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1912 | TR Assassination Attempt
In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt in Milwaukee
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1890 | William Bradley
Learn about the foundation of Bradley Park, in Tomahawk, WI.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1924 | Black River Falls
A personal account of what cranberry harvests in Black River Falls were like.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1864 | Dells Milling Co.
Learn about Dells Milling Company, a 130-yr-old family business in Augusta, WI.
Sesquicentennial Minutes: 1930 | DeForest Softball League
A personal account of the softball league in DeForest, WI.