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I started working at the Stone Lake Dairy in 1953. I was working as an apprentice to learn cheese making. I worked for two years, then took my test and passed. I was twenty-four years old. We made American Cheddar cheese. Every Thursday Wesley Neu,…

Portrait of Herman family
Christine was born on December 12, 1905 at home in a log cabin built by her father. She was the fourth child of Bertha and Joseph Herman. Her family had crossed the ocean in a ship called the S.S. Hannover on March 24, 1900. They came from…

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Downhill
Hauling the empty corn wagon down Schoolhouse Hill back to Dad’s picker when the brakes went out on the Co-op #3, missed the downshift and was grinding gears and sweating bullets but relatively optimistic until I noticed the septic tank…

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In 1901, my Grandpa Fred Ernest Tripp moved to Washburn County, Wisconsin with his wife and four small children. In those early years, Grandpa Tripp would farm in the summer and work in the woods with his brother Rob in the winter. He would buy a 40…

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My parents, Walter and Mary Crandall, were the caretakers of a private fishing camp on a seven acre heavily wooded island on Lake Little Sissabagama in Sawyer County. In 1904 James Hool from Chicago had moved his fishing camp here and in 1915 he…

Mrs. Ruth Brehmer-1.mp3
Interview with Mrs. Ruth Brehmer, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture Program's Summer Service Learning Program.
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