Hundreds of African American soldiers and regimental employees represented Wisconsin in the Civil War, and many of them lived in the state either before or after the conflict. And yet, if these individuals are mentioned at all in histories of the state, it is with a sentence or two about their small numbers.... Full details below.
Take a nostalgic ride around the fair with celebrated rural historian, Jerry Apps, as the former 4-H leader and fair judge showcases the history of Wisconsin county fairs (and the state fair) in this salute to one of the Midwest’s greatest summer traditions!
The first biography to chronicle the life and career of one of the most beloved musical artists to come out of Wisconsin. From his earliest days singing in the 1940s until his death in 2017, Jarreau defied categorization.
Seasoned with personal stories, menus, and family photos, Old Farm Country Cookbook recalls a time when electricity had not yet found its way to the farm, when making sauerkraut was a family endeavor, and when homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store.
Everyone has a story to tell. In The Old Timer Says, Jerry Apps provides the space and inspiration to capture their own stories. Lined journal pages with prompts to get the ideas flowing. Full details below.