Culture & History

Pages

July 5, 2011
In 1864, eighteen men from Brodhead enlisted in the Union Army as the band of the 1st Brigade.
July 4, 2011
Emilie Quiner was a 21-year-old Madison schoolteacher when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Wanting to feel more useful to the war, Quiner went to work as a nurse in a Union hospital in Tennessee in 1863.
July 1, 2011
Before movies and radio were widespread, rural communities had few opportunities for entertainment. It was here that traveling medicine and tent shows thrived in the early 20th century.
June 24, 2011
In the late 1950s, medicine was primitive by today’s standards.
June 17, 2011
Every June, many Wisconsinites celebrate Juneteenth— the oldest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.
June 16, 2011
Father's Day is when we honor our fathers and the many lessons that a father passes on to his children. Commentator Derek Shipley learned to love fly fishing from his grandfather.
June 10, 2011
Today, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces, his sprawling estate at Taliesin near Spring Green.
June 8, 2011
Wisconsin's got a new queen. Alice in Dairyland starts her year-long reign this month, which also happens to be June Dairy Month.
June 3, 2011
It's not unusual these days for a restaurant to showcase locally grown produce and locally raised meat. But for some chefs, that's not enough.
June 2, 2011
Nina Leopold Bradley, the daughter of naturalist Aldo Leopold, died last week at her Baraboo home. She was 93. Commentator and recording engineer Steve Gotcher has this reminiscence.

Pages