20 episodes

We turn back the clock with local historians to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of an initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.You can receive a book of A Northwoods Moment in History stories as a thank you gift for your donation to WXPR.

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We turn back the clock with local historians to find out what life in the Northwoods used to be like. This is part of an initiative by WXPR to tell the history and culture of northern Wisconsin.You can receive a book of A Northwoods Moment in History stories as a thank you gift for your donation to WXPR.

    The train crash of ‘51

    The train crash of ‘51

    Although relatively slow moving, trains do not stop easily. No shortage of vehicles or persons came head-to-head with locomotives in their time, often with fatal effect. So too did trains occasionally collide with other trains. One such incident occurred at Rhinelander in the summer of 1951.

    • 3 min
    The Historic Oneida County Courthouse

    The Historic Oneida County Courthouse

    The Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander is purported to be one of the most photographed buildings in northern Wisconsin. Let’s learn a little bit about it with Director of the Pioneer Park Historical Complex Kerry Bloedorn.

    • 2 min
    Magic of the mind: The Mercedes story

    Magic of the mind: The Mercedes story

    Many talented and intriguing personalities have called northern Wisconsin home throughout history, from the naturalist Sam Campbell to actress Joan Valerie, and baseball player Cy Williams. But this musically magical couple stands apart from the rest.

    • 6 min
    Henkelmann's Museum showcased unique side of Northwoods culture

    Henkelmann's Museum showcased unique side of Northwoods culture

    In 1947, the Henkelmann family moved to Arbor Vitae. Henry and Mary built Henkelmann's Museum, opening around 1950.

    • 4 min
    The Civilian Conservation Corps: Roosevelt’s Tree Army in the Northwoods

    The Civilian Conservation Corps: Roosevelt’s Tree Army in the Northwoods

    The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, is one of the most storied and well thought of government programs in United States History. The CCC left a legacy that has withstood the tests of time, and evidence of it can be seen in parks, landscapes, and communities across America, including the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

    • 3 min
    A Northwoods Case for the X-Files

    A Northwoods Case for the X-Files

    This an archived episode of A Northwoods Moment in History. It originally aired July 24,2019.

    • 3 min

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