The latest issue of our print periodical, Artifacts, is available now. We have made it to Issue #52 of the second edition! Below are some sample pages from the new issue.
Subscriptions to Artifacts include membership to the South Wood County Historical Corp., and can be acquired by emailing our Museum Administrator Lori Brost at email@example.com.
Francis “Bud” Daly, age 89, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Our House Senior Living on 12th Street, Wisconsin Rapids.
A memorial service will be held in June of 2018. A complete obituary will appear at that time in the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.
Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Feb. 2, 2018.
Daly was a former SWCHC Board member.
Four photos by David Farmbrough show old houses in Wisconsin Rapids before they were razed.
621 Saratoga Street, Wisconsin Rapids The fine old “farmhouse,” first on that block, was probably built in the 1880s. Neglected for years, tenants and landlord allowed sewage to flood the ground floor and the city demolished it in 2012.
Civil War era house from 1st Street North, Wisconsin Rapids. The city demolished it in 2012, in spite of its good condition and historical importance.
Another Civil War era house from 1st Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, also seen at left in previous photo. The city demolished this house in 2012.
The Love House, or Lamplight Inn, built when railroads arrived in 1872, was demolished in November 2016. (Note that (Uncle) Dave Engel obtained the Lamplight Inn sign when the bar of that name closed.)