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What interests you in history?

I am curious as to what others find fascinating in history?  Perhaps the first question I need to ask is what do you consider to be history? 324 more words

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Maps Show Detail of Old Mauston Brewery

Newly digitized Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Mauston, Wisconsin, provide more detail of the sprawling Mauston Brewery complex that once covered much of the land at the corner of Morris and Winsor streets along the Lemonweir River. 341 more words


The Past and Future of Mixed-Use

I figured I’d change this up from the standard construction update format. There hasn’t been enough development news tidbits this week to merit putting up a new entry; better luck next week, ladies and gents. 1,116 more words


What happened today: September 12th!?!

490 BC Battle of Marathon: The conventionally accepted date for the Battle of Marathon. The Athenians and their Plataean allies, defeat the first Persian invasion force of Greece. 569 more words

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1926 Fire Destroyed St. James Rectory at Vesper

A fire in April 1926 at the parish priest’s residence in Vesper, Wisconsin, spread so fast that the building was reduced to its foundation before firefighters arrived. 223 more words