Wisconsin and World War I books

Wisconsin and World War I books

While researching for the article Wisconsin and Iowa County in World War I the following books proved insightful and helpful. Recommended books related to Wisconsin and World War I   Worse Than Battle: (Ivy Div. of the 4th Division of 47th Infantry WW I) Wisconsin. By Emilie E. Luebke Wisconsin in the World War; An Account of the Activities of Wisconsin Citizens During the Great World War By R. B. Pixley The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis By Richard L. Pifer Wisconsin’s Gold Star List: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Nurses from the Badger State Who Died in the Federal Service During the World War By John Goadby Gregory Washburn County, Wisconsin in World War I By Helen...

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The 1914 Christmas Truce

The 1914 Christmas Truce

On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1914, British, German, and French soldiers on the war’s western front disregarded explicit orders from their superiors, and threat of consequences including court marshal and even execution. They rose up out their trenches, put down their weapons, and celebrated the Yuletide together.

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Wheelchair Dance Comes to Wisconsin

Wheelchair Dance Comes to Wisconsin

The idea that everyone can dance, regardless of physical limitations, is finally taking root here in Wisconsin. This introduction to our four-part series looks at where wheelchair dance began decades ago, and where it’s headed since.

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Damming – and Undamming — Wisconsin Rivers

Damming – and Undamming — Wisconsin Rivers

Prior to the arrival of fur traders, missionaries and eventually white settlers, Indians had traversed the Fox and Wolf Rivers for millennia, harvesting wild rice, hunting ducks and spearing sturgeon. But about the time Grignon built his hotel and trading post, everything changed for these waterways.

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High School Graduations in Wisconsin

High School Graduations in Wisconsin

In real life, my mother, Laura Annette Fitzsimons, graduated from Avoca School in rural Iowa County, Wisconsin in 1924. In my fictional O’Shaughnessy Chronicles novels, three sisters all graduate from a rural southwest Wisconsin high school between 1940 and 1943. Today, we tend to take high school graduation for granted. Today, about 90 percent of Wisconsin adults over the age of 25 have graduated from high school.

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