Crandon Area Historical Society Bookshop

The Crandon Area Historical Society has the following books for sale. Proceeds from the sale of these books benefit the society and our preservation efforts.

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To pay with a a check or money order, please mail payment to Crandon Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 432, Crandon, WI 54520.

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Win Abney Tells a Good Story : stories recorded, transcribed, edited and compiled by Jacqueline (Abney) Hurley.

From the back cover:

Born to a family of Kentucky transplants in 1924, Win Abney never truly felt at home outside of Crandon. That’s not to say things beyond Forest County were insignificant to him. At the age of 17, he struted college at UW-Superior with a plan to become a teacher. His plan was intenu pted, however, by WWII, and he became a “fly-boy” serving his country as a flight instructor for the duration of the war. After the war, he returned to Superior, married, started a family, and finished his degree. His first teaching job brought him home to Crandon. While in Crandon, he taught, served as an elementary principal, and continued his education at UW-Madison earning a degree in school administration. With that, he and the family moved to Minong,WI and and then to Eagle River, WI where he was high school principal and, later, superintendent of schools. He completed his career as an educator serving as a guidance counselor in Crandon.

No matter where he was located , he almost always returned to “the hill” to join the boys for hunting season, keep horses, and instruct riding at an area summer camp. Win was never too distracted to enjoy what he really valued…God, family, friends, horses, camps, and Crandon. Along the way, he picked up some dandy stories. His WWII stories feel a little like “Top-Gun”, humor is key to a good life, hunting is a given, and everything looks better on horseback. That’s why it is easy to say, “Win Abney Tells a Good Story”.

Cost: $19.95 + $5.00 shipping and handling

Keith Siding Days by Pauline Quade.

Pauline Quade was born March 5, 1928 in Rogers, Kentucky. She bore 7 children with Orin Eastman and raised them all in Crandon, Wisconsin. Pauline operated a deli and catered food for special occasions for a number of years.

Pauline is a woman of great character, resilience and strength who has gifted us with some of her wonderful, early memories. Her stories will live on in the minds and hearts of those who have had the pleasure to hear her tell about the same events that transpired during her early years. We are deeply grateful to her for writing about and sharing her stories with all of us.

Cost: $15.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

Forest County : where one potato crop buys the land / published by authority of the County Board of Supervisors Forest County, 1914.

2001 Reprint of the 1914 publication.

Softcover. 56 pages. Illustrated.

Cost: $6.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

Crandon : Its Industries and Resources

2001 Reprint of 1906 publication

Softcover. 98 pages. Illustrated.

Cost: $10.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

Crandon is My Hometown by C. Harry Poppy, edited by James H. Poppy.

Hardcover. 134 pages. Illustrations and maps.

Cost: $20.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

Crandon is My Hometown by C. Harry Poppy, edited by James H. Poppy.

Hardcover. 134 pages. Illustrations and maps.

Cost: $20.00 + shipping to United Kingdom

Alvin Nelma 1911- 2011 : a century of commitment to family, community and country / edited by Nancy Schmechel.

Softcover. 302 pages. Photographs.

Cost: $20.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling

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Thank you for supporting the Forest County Historical & Genealogical Society, dba the Crandon Area Historical Society!