Category Archives: Angelica

Influenza in Grand Rapids, 1918

Angelica Engel, history correspondent In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I took a brief dip into the newspapers of yore to see what was happening in Wood County back in 1918, the year of the Spanish influenza pandemic. Here … Continue reading

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Photos from Christmas Tree Walk

Photos by SWCHC Website Coordinator Angelica Engel As we approach the end of our annual Christmas Tree Walk, here are a few images of the trees that so many people have seen around the Museum! You still have a chance … Continue reading

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West Grand Avenue Buildings Razed – Photos

captured by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator, on September 20, 2018 The building depicted in each of these photos is the old Church’s Drug Store. From September 18th’s Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune:  “The Church’s Drug Store building is another staple on … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding into the Future

written by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator Recently, I have been editing, proofreading, and posting the class of 1965’s “Lincoln High Newsletter,” curated by Kent Vasby, whose wife is a member of that class. Vasby himself graduated from Fort Atkinson High … Continue reading

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Witter History, Family-Style

written by Angelica Engel, Website Coordinator On June 28, 2007, my father and I crashed through underbrush in the woods of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, looking for the grave of Josiah Witter, the (how many greats?) grandfather of Isaac Witter, whose … Continue reading

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A Good Memory

written by Kathy Engel, SWCHC Librarian I’m known in my family for remembering dates. When were we in New England? 1989 and 2007. When is Uncle Gary’s birthday? July 23. When did Wood become a county? 1856. Keeping track of … Continue reading

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Activating the Ethereal Conversation

written by Angelica Engel My mother is a librarian. Her nature is to absorb and organize information so that others can find what they’re looking for. My father is a historian. His nature is to absorb and synthesize information so … Continue reading

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