Wisconsin and Iowa County in World War I

Wisconsin and Iowa County in World War I

Just over century ago, what came to be called “The Great War” was underway in Europe. The war had begun in July, soon after the assassination in Sarajevo of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie. In 1914, Wisconsin wasn’t yet a part of this conflict...
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...
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...