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The first-ever book on Wisconsin’s extraordinary folk artist Paul Seifert (1846-1921) is illustrated with many of his paintings in color. Read more

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Milwaukee historian John Gurda will speak about his latest book, Milwaukee: A City Built on Water, at a Radio Milwaukee event. Read more

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Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gómez will speak about their new book, Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, at the Milwaukee Public Library-Mitchell Street Branch on June 5. Read more

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Scott Spoolman’s Wisconsin State Parks examines the ways in which geology and climate have engraved the hills, streams, valleys and ridges of Wisconsin. Read more

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In Walking Home Ground, Robert Root collects his reflections on following the paths of a trio of Wisconsin naturalists, John Muir, Aldo Leopold and August Derleth, for an acutely aware tour of several corners of Wisconsin. Read more

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The early 20th century saw the first wave of Mexicans to the Badger State, and Sergio M. González succinctly illustrates that Mexican Americans were always productive contributors to the state’s economy and, eventually, its culture. Read more

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As Wisconsin historian Michael Edmonds astutely observes in his picture-book history, the architects “wanted nothing to do with modernism" and resolutely designed an edifice that was “nostalgic, reassuring, and safe." Read more

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The Chippewa: Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway, by Richard D. Cornell is a descriptively written travelogue grounded in history and observation. Read more

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Review of Marnie O. Mamminga’s essay collection On a Clear Night. The author of Chicken Soup for the Soul lets her Midwest roots show in this collection Read more

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David Luhrssen highlights two new books on Wisconsin history. Read more

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Illustrated by photographs as well as painter Geri Schrab’s watercolor impressions, Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest tours 11 rock-art locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Although far from exhaustive, Hidden Thunder will serv... Read more

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In 1917 the radio station that became WHA, the mothership of Wisconsin Public Radio, began as a project by UW-Madison physics students. As WPR’s former director Jack Mitchell admits in Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting ... Read more

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The Badger State’s contributors to Team USA are recounted in Going for Wisconsin Gold, by longtime local sports reporter Jessie Garcia. Read more

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Jerry Apps is an articulate, reasonable-minded spokesperson for the history and value of rural Wisconsin. In collaboration with his photographer-son Steve, Roshara Journal: Chronicling Four Seasons, Fifty Years, and 120 Acres focuses on the... Read more

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During the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt established a program that paid writers to write. Much of their work was devoted to guide books for each state and a projected series of guides to big cities. The state books were completed... Read more

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Rick March explores the history of polka in Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka. The work is illustrated with archival images as well as contemporary photographs by Milwaukee’s Dick Blau. Read more

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Zimm’s focus was on the notes by field researchers whose mission was to record oral traditions in rural communities before they were forgotten in 'Blue Men & River Monsters: Folklore of the North.' Read more

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He might be best known for the Emmy-winning Wisconsin Public Televisiondocumentary, “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps,” but Apps is also a veteran natureand environmental writer with several books and many articles.His latest publication, Whis.. Read more

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Hello.Welcome to What Made Milwaukee Famous , the new history blog here on the brand new expressmilwaukee.com. My name is Matthew J. Prigge and I’ll be your host. I have been a semi-regular contributor to the Shepherd since 2011 and have publish.. Read more

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UW-Milwaukee film professor Dick Blau mounts an exhibit of photos on Wisconsin’s polka culture at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Read more

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