Jones Island, originally a mile-long peninsula bordering on the Lake Michigan shoreline, has a long and fascinating history, including close ties to maritime industries and the rich ethnic heritage of Milwaukee.
Learn more about the history of Lake Mendota's shoreline and the people and place along it in this collection of stories, maps, newspaper articles, and other fully colored illustrations compiled by Donald P. Sanford. Details below.
In this beautifully illustrated children's book based on historical documents, readers share in Sport's adventures while discovering the various ways lighthouse tender ships helped keep the lake safe for others.
Details: Author: John Odin Jensen Paperback 304 pages. 128 b&w and color photos and illustrations. 8 x 10" ISBN: 978-0-87020-902-4 Publication Date: May, 2019 Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
This Storied River celebrates the Upper Mississippi’s colorful history and the unique role the river has played in shaping the Midwest. Each chapter includes a short list of must-see sites for the modern-day explorer.
Thoroughly researched and vibrantly told, Vencdedor is a captivating account of a racing sailboat famous for its exploits and victories and of the man who built it. Vencedor, a 63-foot cutter, was built in Wisconsin by the Racine Boat Manufacturing Company in the golden age of yachting.
Juliette Kinzie's book, first published in 1856, provides an early narrative for colonizers who felt that the native culture should be respected and protected. This hardcover edition shares the stories and interactions between her family and the Winnebago people.