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Did you know that Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, is from Willows, Wisconsin? While there is a Willow Township

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THE ICE BOAT & MR. WIARD
THE YEAR WAS 1856, AND A TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTION WAS coming to the upper Midwest: not the rapid expansion of railroads branching west, nor the passenger steamer that, since mid-century, had ferried travelers across the Great Lakes. Neither solved t
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Director, Wisconsin Historical Society Press Kate Thompson Editor Sara E. Phillips Image Researcher John H. Nondorf Research and Editorial Assistants Rachel Cordasco, Gary Smith, and Elizabeth Wyckoff Design Jinger Schroeder President: Gregory B. Hub
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BROKEN STARS & SILK DREAMS
We have had deep snow. No teams passed for over three weeks, but as soon as the drifts could be broken through Mary Scott sent her boy Frank around to say she was going to have a quilting. Everybody turned out. Letter dated February 7, 1841, Ohio1 Qu