Recipes to Match Your Sugar Rations

Recipes to Match Your Sugar Rations

During World War II, sugar was one of many commodities rationed by the federal government. Families were given coupons based on their household size. In 1942, the US Bureau of Home Economics issued “Recipes to Match Your Sugar Ration,” a 22-page bulletin. It had...
Kitchen and Culture: School Lunches

Kitchen and Culture: School Lunches

  “Alice and I always walked home from school for dinner at noon. Sometimes there would be a blizzard and Emma would call us in for Cornish pasties. That saved us a long walk in the storm, since she lived about halfway to our house.” – From High on the Bluff Early in...
Historical Cooperatives in Wisconsin

Historical Cooperatives in Wisconsin

In Bittersweet Harvest, Will O’Shaughnessy convinces dairy farmers in his Wisconsin River community of Willow to organize a cooperative.  It’s the 1930s, the Great Depression era. “If we organize, we can buy in volume. We can sell in volume. We’d get better prices…I’d...
The Potawatomi Indians

The Potawatomi Indians

Wyatt’s Woods, written by Harold Thorpe and published in 2013 by Little Creek Press, is the fictional story of Red Eagle, a Potawatomi Indian boy who, three hundred and fifty years ago, carved a small bear out of limestone. It was lost during a legendary battle at...