Tag Archives: Wisconsin Rapids

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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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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Photos from the Museum’s First Two Years

The following photos were captured during the Museum’s first two years of operation, 1972 and 1973. Museum Assistant Alison Bruener is compiling a portfolio of photos taken throughout the Museum’s 45 years at what used to be the T.B. Scott … 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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The Face of the Museum

written by Lori Brost, Museum Administrator Phil likes to refer to me as the “Face of the Museum”— that first person you see when you walk into the building. I am also the voice on the end of the line … Continue reading

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Photos from Ice Cream Social

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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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The Legacy of Names

written by Alison Breuner, Museum Assistant Having grown up in Port Edwards, I have always heard the names of Edwards, Alexander, Witter and Mead. Though time has passed and names have changed, their legacies still surround the people of this … Continue reading

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A Flurry of Activity at the Museum

written by SWCHC President, Phil Brown Thanks to the efforts of our new Website Coordinator, Angelica Engel, the South Wood County Historical Corp. (SWCHC) has finally arrived in the 21st century. I was once told that if it wasn’t available … Continue reading

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