Memorial Day celebration in Crandon.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the […]
Living in rural Forest County in the 1930’s was tough. Newspaper articles, court records and family stories tell of multiple families living in one room shacks trying to farm the cut-over land with little or no success. Now a U.S. government collection of historic photos offers us a glimpse at just how tough it was. […]
As the Midwest Heat Wave of 2012 hopefully comes to an end, many news outlets are highlighting the July 4th, 1911 heat wave that struck the eastern United States and killed 380 people. This lead me to wonder what kind of weather Crandon was experiencing in July 1911. As it turns out, the local newspaper […]
Crandon’s Historic July 4th, 1916 celebration According to newspaper reports, Crandon’s Commercial Club, began preparing for their “rousing celebration” in May of 1916. Members of the executive committee included T.B. Guthrie, M.D. Keith, W.A. Wescott, J. Breakstone, Wm. Wilson and Lyle Carter. These gentlemen urged the citizens of Crandon “to do your share toward making […]