History Sandwiched In

Badger Boneyards- The Eternal Rest of the Story - Ep. 509

Dennis McCann, Author

Author Dennis McCann talks about his interest in cemeteries and how visiting grave yards around the country lead to writing "Badger Boneyards," a book about cemeteries in Wisconsin.

Oral History in Wisconsin - Ep. 505

Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.

H.H. Bennett and The Wisconsin Dells - Ep. 494

Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.

Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.

This Is The Home Of My Spirit - Ep. 488

Linda Waggoner, author

Linda Waggoner tells the life story of Angel DeCora, a prominent Winnebago artist, tracing her growth as an artist in the 1800s. She also explains the importance of her works in the context of other Winnebago art.

Effigy Mounds of Madison and the Four Lakes - Ep. 463

Robert Birmingham, Former State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society.

Robert Birmingham explores the effigy mound landscape of Wisconsin, focusing specifically on the Madison area and the four lakes. He also dissects the cultural importance of Indian mounds and the myths that surround them.

A Century of Farming with Horses - Ep. 441

Jerry Apps, Author, "Horse Drawn Days."

Jerry Apps talks about horse-drawn days - the days of horse-drawn machinery on farms and his own experiences with this.

Victor Berger - Ep. 436

Ryan Swadley, Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Ryan Swadley discusses the history of socialism and the part Victor Berger played in the socialist movement in Milwaukee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Skeleton Bridge Archaeological Site - Ep. 434

Kent Dickerson, Field Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Archaeology Program.

Kent Dickerson shares archaeological discoveries from late Paleo-indian through late woodland eras at the Skeleton bridge site on the banks of Daggets Creek in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

Gaylord Nelson - Ep. 422

Sheila Terman, Cohen Author

Sheila Terman honors Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, by talking about his early life all the way through his 32 years of public service to the country and the state of Wisconsin.

The End of Nature in Wisconsin - Ep. 414

Michael J. Goc, Author, Editor.

Beginning with the first furrow dug by Billy Johnson in 1838, Michael Goc chronicles the end of the prairie environment and the prairie landscape in Wisconsin. Farming, logging, the introduction of cattle and changing the course of waterways all have played a part in creating a new landscape.

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