Early Pioneer Photographs Donated

Happy Easter Forest County Residents! This week digital copies of three photographs from the Bingham family were donated to the Crandon Public Library and Forest County Historical Society. This photograph features Henry Bingham and his wife Mary Ella Johnson Bingham with children:  Allen, Harriet, Nellie, Henry, Maud and  baby Ray.This picture was taken at a […]

Book Found with Local and National Historical Significance

Happy Spring Forest County Residents! I had briefly mentioned the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in an earlier blog post but I would like to revisit the subject because of a book that was found recently. There was a hand written inscription in the cover of the Louisa M. Alcott book “Eight Cousins” published in 1902 […]

Women’s Suffrage

  Hello Forest County Residents! I am continuing to celebrate Women’s History Month by bring you a piece of local history that pertains to the ladies. For much of America’s history women were barred from voting which subsequently led to laws that discriminated against women. Women were not protected against rape and domestic abuse. Women […]

Local History of School Sponsored Girls’ Sports

Hello Forest County Residents! March is National Women’s History Month so I will be exploring issues and stories tied to local women’s fight for equality. I chose to focus on girls’ high school sports  because of the local high schools finishing up their basketball seasons. I am very proud of all the lady athletes in […]