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Art Is Eye-opening Life Journey For Milwaukee Woman

Enter Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights Neighborhood on the near north side and you’ll find abandoned houses, vacant lots and sometimes the ...

Milwaukee Musician Brings Wisconsin’s History To Life In Song

For more than 35 years David HB Drake has been traversing Wisconsin performing a vibrant musical history of our state ...

The Allure Of Forgotten Spaces

There’s something about forgotten spaces that have always interested Alicia Holliday. On a class trip at Beloit College, she discovered ...

One Man’s Love Affair With Ice Boating And Lake Mendota

Don Sanford feels a deep connection to water, from sailing to ice boating. His summers spent as a child on a ...

Visitors Take Self-Guided Tour Of Downtown La Crosse Using A Cell Phone

In La Crosse they call their downtown: “Historic Downtown.” But a new innovative and interactive tour asks whose history is being ...

Wisconsin Life #403: Adventure Awaits

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Steve Brown, a world champion curler ...

Frederick Jackson Turner And The History Of The American West

Perhaps no American historian stirs a more impassioned response than Frederick Jackson Turner. His ideas about the western frontier were ...

Synchronicity In Nature And Life

The Niagara Escarpment stretches from New York to Wisconsin and shapes the geological, environmental, and human history of all that ...

Famed Norwegian Violinist Ole Bull’s Madison Years

When internationally-acclaimed Norwegian violinist Ole Bull came to Madison in January 1868, a hundred torch-bearing countrymen escorted him up West ...

One Man’s Love Affair With Buttons

Many of us collect things, from baseball cards to comic books and dolls. Gary Brockman of Middleton collects buttons. He ...

One Man’s Love Affair With Buttons

Many of us collect things, from baseball cards to comic books and dolls. Gary Brockman of Middleton collects buttons. He ...

The Ghosts Of Superior’s Fairlawn Mansion

Fairlawn Mansion is a fixture of Superior’s history, and every year employees hold flashlight tours of the four-story Queen Anne ...

Retired Teacher Photographs Gravestones, Creates Record For The Living

Several days each week, retired history teacher Frank Germanson visits one of Milwaukee’s cemeteries. As he walks between rows of ...

Pinhole Photographer Takes Photography Down To Basics

Cameron Gillie worked as a photojournalist for many years before he decided to take photography down to its simplest form ...

One Man’s Passion For Petroleum

The gas station. It’s a familiar place, but when you’re filling your tank, how often do you stop and think ...