Category Archives: Dave Engel

The End of an Era

Closing of an Era What next for River City? By Alison Bruener South Wood County Historical Museum With Dave Engel, Wisconsin Rapids City Historian Note- At the time of original posting we incorrectly stated that in 2014, Verso was based … Continue reading

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Sampling of Artifacts #52

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 … Continue reading

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Communal Neglect: More buildings bite the dust

Four photos by David Farmbrough show old houses in Wisconsin Rapids before they were razed.

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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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Goodbye Forever

written by (Uncle) Dave Engel, LHS 1963, SWCHC Director Emeritus When I left town, I thought it was for good. Late summer 50 years ago, in 1967, I abandoned the Rapids paper mill beater room to motor west from River … 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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