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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point

The story of Stevens Point is one of industry, innovation and cultural preservation.

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point

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Reinvention

Stevens Point's economy expanded quickly after the lumber boom ended.

Reinvention

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Little Poland

Affordable farmland led to a chain migration of Polish people to the Stevens Point area.

Little Poland

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Irrigation Revolution

Stevens Point sandy soils were transformed by developments in irrigation technology.

Irrigation Revolution

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Green Circle City

Conservation in Stevens Point started with their parks and continues today.

Green Circle City

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Fly-Tying Capital

Carrie Frost started the fly-tying industry in Stevens Point in 1896.

Fly-Tying Capital

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Early History

Stevens Point lies in the middle of two ecological regions and along the Wisconsin River.

Early History

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Brewed to Perfection

Stevens Point is home to one of the oldest breweries in the country.

Brewed to Perfection

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point - Making Pączki

Making paczki in Stevens Point. New Wisconsin Hometown Stories premieres Oct. 25!

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Stevens Point - Making Pączki

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: The Sound of Wisconsin

Jim Kirchstein’s music recording studio captured the sound of Wisconsin in the 1960s.

Sauk Prairie: The Sound of Wisconsin

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: The Freethinkers

Political and religious refugees established a Free-thinking Congregation in Sauk City.

Sauk Prairie: The Freethinkers

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: Hydro-Mania

The Prairie du Sac dam was a massive building project, and is still in use today.

Sauk Prairie: Hydro-Mania

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: Glass Plates

Glass plate negatives provide a window into the lives of past residents of the area.

Sauk Prairie: Glass Plates

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: Early History

The Sauk Prairie area was first inhabited by the Sauk, long before European settlement.

Sauk Prairie: Early History

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: A Writer of Place

August Derleth wrote about the people and places of Sauk Prairie.

Sauk Prairie: A Writer of Place

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Sauk Prairie: Arsenal of Democracy

During World War II a large ammunition plant was built on the Sauk Prairie.

Sauk Prairie: Arsenal of Democracy

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Sauk Prairie: A New Chapter

The closing of Badger Army Ammunition led to plans for future uses of Sauk Prairie lands.

Sauk Prairie: A New Chapter

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Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire

New industries took hold in Eau Claire, including the Gillette Tire Company.

Eau Claire: The Second Eau Claire

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Eau Claire: The First Eau Claire

The Ojibwe and Sioux found the Eau Claire-area rich in resources.

Eau Claire: The First Eau Claire

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Eau Claire: Old Abe

Old Abe, a bald eagle, became the mascot during the Civil War before retiring.

Eau Claire: Old Abe

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Eau Claire: Improvisation

The revival of the local arts led to Eau Claire drawing attention as an arts destination.

Eau Claire: Improvisation

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Eau Claire: Flying Eagles

Norwegian immigrants brought ski jumping to Eau Claire in the 1880s.

Eau Claire: Flying Eagles

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Eau Claire: Breaking Barriers

Henry Aaron played for the minor league team the Eau Claire Bears.

Eau Claire: Breaking Barriers

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Wisconsin Hometown Stories

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview

Film, archival images, and interviews illustrate the rich history of two Wisconsin cities.

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Neenah-Menasha Preview