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Ice Harvesters Keep A 19th-Century Tradition Alive, One Block At A Time

In 1911, the Milwaukee-area manufacturer Alonzo Pauling gathered $75,000 in capital and founded the Pewaukee Lake Ice Company with his ...

Frozen Assets

It was a crop that required no seeds. No one had to turn over a single furrow of earth or ...

Harvesting History

Fall is harvest time in Wisconsin. It’s a time of year that reminds historian John Gurda of his own family ...

Memories Of A Migrant Laborer

Antonio Saldana began working in the fields with his family as a migrant worker when he was four years old.  ...

Biologist Devotes Life To Wild Rice

Peter David knew little about wild rice when he began his job as a biologist for the Great Lakes Indian ...

Cranberry Love

Each fall, the nation’s biggest cranberry crop is harvested from Wisconsin marshes. And floods of travelers turn up to celebrate ...

Rice Harvest

Wild rice isn’t actually a rice at all. It’s an aquatic grass that has been an important food for native ...

Gays Mills Apple Fest

Five years after devastating floods washed through the small town of Gays Mills, the community continues to come together to ...

Ice Wine

In the early winter, when the temperatures drop and the fields turn icy, it's time to harvest Ice Wine — ...

Foraging for Berries

While many of us think of summer as berry-picking time, in the fall, Wisconsins woods and prairies burst with native ...

Poisonous Plants

Farmer’s markets are full of summer produce right now, but so are the state’s wild woods and streams. From milkweed ...