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Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing, and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin's Past

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While Bob La Follette's exploits as leader of progressive politics are legendary, his early morning exertions to save valuable government documents and executive department paintings during the disastrous 1904 capitol fire are largely unknown - until now. Odd Wisconsin captures the Wisconsin people, places, and events that didn't make it into conventional state histories, ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 16th 2007 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Nate Perrin
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
A neat little history book about WI.
Bill Johnson
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoyed Erika's articles in Wisconsin Trails magazine. This book is more of the same. Neat little anecdotal vignettes of life in Wisconsin. The kind of history you don't get in your typical school text books. I give it a big thumbs up.
Samma
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you're familiar with Wisconsin history, there wasn't a lot in here you won't already have heard about, at least in passing. I didn't like the weird font used for headings; I found it difficult to read. Other than that, it was a cute little book.
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Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fun read. Short chapters. Easy to pick up and put down. Or just skim through when you have a few minutes.
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Erika Janik is a freelance writer and a radio producer at Wisconsin Public Radio. She is the author of Apple: A Global History, Madison: A History of a Model City, A Short History of Wisconsin, and Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin’s Past.

Interested in nearly everything, Erika writes on local food and drink, Wisconsin history, medical history, and green living,
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