Back Issues of Artifacts

Artifacts, Vol. II

#1, May 2004  Photos by Don Krohn, stories by Joan Haasl, interview with Ray Sampson, history from McMillan Memorial Library

#2, August 2004  Stories from Joan Haasl, history of Getsinger/Lester Cranberry Co., interview with Clara Freund, stories by John Vicker, report from Historic Point Basse, history from McMillan Memorial Library

#3, November 2004  Photographs of politicians by Don Krohn, interview with Don and Marion Farrish, photos of Harold Stassen, photos from previous issues identified, report on water damage at McMillan Memorial Library

#4, February 2005 Stories from Joan Haasl, Don Krohn photographs, interview with Wally Ives, information about Glen Zieher and Arpin, cataloguing old newspapers on the computer at McMillan, and Valentines from the Museum

#5, May 2005 Joan Haasl on her German name and her childhood experience with chickens, photographs of Don & Sally Engel from Eileen Keating’s collection, interview of Larry & Helen Murtfeldt, photos of West Grand Avenue, Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, Don Litzer’s History at McMillan

#6, August 2005  Citizens National Bank / Wisconsin Theatre on West Grand Avenue by Joan Haasl, Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, Jake Chadwick photos, Bar R Ranch in Seneca, stories by John Vicker, photos of Bob Des Jarlais, Earle Garber autobiography, Don Krohn photo of the Wisconsin Theatre, interview with John Billings, History at McMillan

#7, November 2005 Kindergarten, Halloween, and high water by Joan Haasl; Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity; Curly Kobza on baseball; Witter Field; Isaac & Charlotte Witter; Cranboree; Howe School; Citizens National Bank; stories by John Vicker about his first car and first house; Consolidated News; History at McMillan about smaller local newspapers

#8, February 2006 Family history of Joan Haasl, Gib & Kay Endrizzi, Gerald Matthews, Biron News, Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, West Grand Avenue, Mae & John Natwick, Consolidated News, Justin Isherwood, Don Litzer’s History at McMillan

#10, August 2006 The Armory fire, Staub’s Electric Shop and Motor Winding Works, Interview with Peno Endrizzi, Wood County Centurama, Canning & Ingraham logging camp, Fairview Cheese Factory, the Dutch in Vesper, Brothers of the Bar, Ahdawagam yearbook, Chula Vista photo commentary by Earle Garber, Wood County Telephone Co., Rapids vs. Plover 1856, 50 years of SWCHC, slang of the 1960s, Tom Stern at the 1956 Centennial

#11, November 2006 Joan Haasl family history, Marjorie Hamm’s tour of 1940s Wisconsin Rapids, Earle Garber “A Tale of Two Banks,” Barrel labels from Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, Interview with Newell and Helen Jasperson

#12, February 2007  Phil Brown follows J. Marshall Buehler as SWCHC President, Holstein farm family history, Don Krohn photographs, “Grandpa John Loonstra, George Mead’s Gardener” by Sally Romanski, “Teen Times at the Sugar Bowl” by Earle Garber

#13, May 2007  Honors Marshall Buehler for 50 years of service, Don Krohn photos identified, Dave Engel interview with Marshall Buehler, “Little League, Big Hitters” by Chuck Hinners, “Romanski” by Marjorie Hamm, “Library Recollections” by Helen Morland Zimmerman, “A Visit with Mr. Mead” by Dave Patrykus

#14, August 2007 Room in Museum dedicated to Marshall Buehler, Bud Daly interview, Mystery Centerfold, “Wisconsin Rapids Little League” by Chuck Hinners, “The Brig” by Earle Garber, “Toy Shop Steam Power” by Marshall Buehler

#15, November 2007 “Year of the Digital History Center” by Phil Brown, “Rescue at Nepco Lake” by Marjorie Hamm, “My Friend Gilbert” by Herbert Dittman, “Down on the Farm” by Gerald Johnson, photos of old clothes irons, Grand Avenue photo, “Wisconsin Theater” by Paul Gross, photo of Uncle Dave

#16, February 2008 Phil Brown praises PastPerfect software, “Epinal” by Dave Patrykus, “Memories of a Small Town” by Herb Dittmann, “Mother and the Tramps” by Gerald Johnson, “Moccasin Creek” by Gerald Johnson, “Rapids Theaters before the Wisconsin” by Earle Garber, “Artifacts: the True Story” by Dave Engel, John G. Fischer collection, “The Year Santa was My Brother” by Dave Engel, “Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr., Medal of Honor” by Dave Engel

#17, May 2008 SWCHC President’s message, Lori Brost “Closer to Home,” Museum photos, Nepco 1960 office booklet, Pilgrimages to Necedah, Interview with Don Krohn, Don Krohn’s Necedah photos, “Uncle Dave Sez”

#18, August 2008  Photographs by Don Krohn, SWCHC President’s message, “My Toes Hurt” by Joan Haasl, “Garber Addition” by Earle Garber, “First Street North” by Paul Gross, “Impressions & Memories” by Dan Teas, Master Gardeners, Lowell School photos, “Lowell School Memories” by Gene Johnson, “Lowell School Kindergarten” by Marjorie Hamm, “A Nazi Among Us” by Herb Dittman, Ken Engel’s scrapbook

#19, November 2008 President Phil Brown, Museum Administrator Lori, “Class of 1946” by Joan Haasl, 1946 Ahdawagam photos, “Class of 1963” by Chuck Hinners, Mary Beth’s Assumption scrapbook, Witter Field ice rink, Photos of the East side, Uncle Dave & Betty Boop

#20, February 2009 Shadowlawn photo, President’s message, 1903 Wood County Atlas, Administrator’s message, Beth Cochran photos, “We Should Learn from History” by Joan Haasl, “12-Year-Old Motorhead” by Joe Jackan, “Paper Boy, 1940” by Gerald Johnson, LuVerne Conway letter, Lawrence Oliver photo, poems by Tim O’Day, Interview with Sis Bouton, Buzz’s Bar, Dave Engel writing a book?

#21, May 2009 In Memory of John Billings, Message from President Phil Brown, “The Personal Connection” by Lori Brost, St. John’s Cookbook, “Dog Town” by Joan Haasl, “Pops” by Priscilla Witter, “Barn Dance” by Gerald Johnson, “To Be Young” by Joe Jackan, photos of dumpster diving, “Frank Garber Co.” by Earle Garber, photos of Howe School class of 1959, “Old Bone” by Justin Isherwood, “Spring” by LuVerne Conway, “Relics in the Attic” by Ione Cumberland

#22, August 2009 Phil’s Den of Antiquity, Woodrow P. Swancutt timeline, Sis Bouton, Swancutt interview, “Bill Kautzer” by Lori Brost, “Paul Gross Port Edwards Video” by Phil Brown, River City Memoirs VII, Uncle Dave Sez

#23, November 2009 “Kellogg Connection” by Lori Brost, “From the President” by Phil Brown, “No Bargain” by Joan Haasl, “Bean Factory” by LuVerne Conway, “Homesteading” by Gene Johnson, “Two Maestros” by Earle Garber, “Stub & Me” by Joe Jackan, Oak Street photo, “Robinson Park” by Ed Severson, “Murgatroyd’s Way” by Auril Harding, “Hard Bound for Glory” by Dave Engel

#24, February 2010 “From the Den of Antiquity” by Phil Brown, “Life Calling–At the Museum” by Holly Knoll, “One More Kaffee Klatsch” by Arnie Strope, “Who is Lawrence Oliver?” by Lori Brost, photographs by Lawrence Oliver, Betty Boop Festival update

#25, May 2010 “Uncle Dave’s Write & Release” by Phil Brown, Jim Natwick photo, Ancestry.com, Kent Vasby, Betty Boop Festival Schedule, “At the Museum” by Lori Brost, “American Legion Drum & Bugle Corps” by Earle Garber, “Griffith Park & the Ridges” by Auril Harding, the Art of Grim Natwick, “The Natwick Sheet Music Covers” by Holly Knoll, “Jere O’Day, My Ol’ Man” by Tim O’Day

#26, August 2010 Downtown Demolition Derby, Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, Museum’s Garden Party photos, Natwick posters, “A Doll Named Homely” by Lori Brost, “Outreach” by Holly Knoll, “Job for a Lifetime” by Sara Parsons, aerial photos of Wisconsin Rapids, interview with Dan Meyer

#27, November 2010 “SWCHC Year in Review” by Phil Brown, flood of 2010 photos, “It’s All About the Holidays” by Lori Brost, Christmas events at the Museum, “Photo Viewing Thingy” by Holly Knoll, “Effigy:  Testimony of the Hand” by Justin Isherwood, “Gilardi” by Dave Engel, “The Boss:  On the Ranch with Ronald Reagan” by Richard Jackan, “Uncle Dave:  totally bonkers?!” by Dave Engel

#28, February 2011 Phil Brown’s Den of Antiquity, “Homely Update” by Lori Brost, “Comparison Shopping” by Lori Brost, “Artifacts:  The Old Fashioned Kind” by Holly Knoll, “Howe School:  The Rock on the Hill” by Earle Garber, “Identity Theft” by Dave Engel, Lawrence Oliver photos, “The Phantom of Boles Street” by Gene Johnson, “Courting:  Once Upon a Time” by Gene Johnson, “Johnson Hill” by Gene Johnson, “Montgomery Ward” by Gene Johnson, “The Four Roses” by Paul Gross

#29, May 2011 “Generations” by Phil Brown, “Gone Fishin'” by Holly Knoll, “At the Museum…” by Lori Brost, “Courting Via Trolley” by J. Marshall Buehler, “Bony Gilardi” by Paul Gross, “The Collector” by Dave Engel, “Baby Boomer” interview with Phil Brown, local postcards

#30, August 2011 “Fourth Grade:  When the Right Thing was the Wrong Thing” by Dave Engel, 1948 scrapbook of Vivian Schmidt, Two-Mile School’s Fourth Grade News (mimeographed), 1954 scrapbook of Vivian Schmidt, “Notes from the Den” by Phil Brown, Joan Haasl’s postcard collection, “A Glimpse of Grand Rapids, Wisconsin” by J. Marshall Buehler, Hank Bruse photographs, “Boots on the Ground History” by Dave Engel, “Homage to Centralia” photographs, “Meadville” photographs, “Ruth:  Can’t We Just Be Friends?” by Holly Knoll, “Nekoosa:  Then and Now” by Lori Brost

#31, November 2011 Milwaukee Braves baseball team, “King Kranberry” by Dave Engel, “SWCHC Dedicated to Purpose” by Phil Brown, “Every Token Tells a Story” by Gene Johnson, “Witter Descendant Revisits 3rd Street” by Dave Engel, “Witters Made Museum Home” by Lori Brost, “Ruth–Secret of My Heart” by Holly Knoll, “A Catholic School in its Prime” by Ed Severson, George McMillan photo, “Locals Rally Around Union Flag” by Dave Engel, Civil War Exhibit announcement

#32, February 2012 “My Friend Paul” by Phil Brown, “Paul Gross:  The Ken Burns of River City History” by Dave Engel, Farrish photo, “A Lot Better with ID” by Lori Brost, Farrish collection, “Oliver Woolcott Pitts:  Civil War Veteran” by Diantha Neinfeldt, “Gross:  Natural Born Showman” by Dave Engel

#33, May 2012  “Samples of Recent Gifts” by Lori Brost, “Lookout Mountain Brown” by Phil Brown, “Greenberg Saga” by Earle Garber, Pomainville files at McMillan, “Painting Wood County” by Andrew Fletcher, “Thank God, Grant, and Good Sense:  George McMillan” by Dave Engel, “Two John Jones” by Ron Harris, “Battle of Shiloh” by Billy Parker, “War of the Rebellion” by Holly Knoll

#34, August 2012 President’s Message, “Clio’s Servant” by Dave Engel, “Port Edwards:  Then and Now” by Lori Brost, “Rite of Tavern Passage” by Gene Johnson, “Being There” by Phil Brown, “Wood Block:  Same Corner” by Phil Brown, “The Day We Flew Under the Grand Avenue Bridge” by Don Krohn, “Living History & the Public” by Billy Parker, “Confederate President Jefferson Davis” by Billy Parker, “Hallmarks of the Landscape” by Dave Engel, “Moses:  Greenberg Saga” by Earle Garber

#35, November 2012  Cal’s Bowling Lanes, “Shiloh to Gettysburg” by Phil Brown, Wood County National Bank, “Billmeyer Collection” by Lori Brost, “For X-Mas 2012” by Paul Gross, James Mason interview, “God-Speed Abner Atwood” by David Laspa, “Campfire Stories” by Billy Parker, the Zakons

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#37, May 2013

#38, August 2013

#39, November 2013

#40, February 2014