Sunday, May 30, 2010



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wonewoc, Wisconsin

It is so fun to come across postcards of familiar places though not from a familiar time. This post card was written from George Sherwood to his parents in 1916. This was before he enlisted in the army during WWI and I believe at this time he was attending college in Appleton, Wisconsin but this card was written in mid-August so he must have been making money to continue in school. It sounds like he was working at a camp and had someting to do with boats. He was apparently having a good time. I'm not sure why he sent the card that had a photo of Wonewoc, but this was his choice!

I love the buggy and the pedestrians frozen in time -- almost 94 years ago.

Wonewoc today for comparison - if this link works :-)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baraboo, WI Street Scene

I know I read on line that Baraboo has a circus museum, but seriously, was this really a street scene in Baraboo, Wisconsin in 1915??????? That is when it is postmarked - April 16, '15

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Spring Fever" poem by Dora Lindsay

Perfect description of how I feel today. Good dose of Spring Fever! Oh, to just sit in the sun and relax all day or read a book. Took my hour of fun (finding and scanning this poem) and now it's back to work. Enjoy ~ Dora wrote this in May of 1924 while living in Price, Utah.