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‘The Day The Music Died’: Buddy Holly and his final shows in Wisconsin

Buddy Holly is a rock ‘n’ roll legend. In the 1950s, he became a musical torchbearer, helping popularize the genre ...

Skating into the past: A chilly adventure on the Milwaukee River

People do a lot to make the best of Wisconsin’s brutal winters. Some strap on some snowshoes or hit the ...

Wood type hype in Two Rivers

Two Rivers is home to one of the world’s largest wood type museums and it’s the place to be if ...

Wisconsin 101: Manitowoc Breakwater Lighthouse

On the western coast of Lake Michigan sits the city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a place known for its deep connection ...

The Yiddish Tapes: Grandmother’s beautiful voice lives on

When I was a kid we always had shelves filled with blank cassettes. Sony, Memorex, TDK, we had them all. ...

Why is Mount Horeb the ‘troll capital of the world’?

Trolls are everywhere you look in the Dane County Village of Mount Horeb: troll cartoons on the street signs, troll footprints on the ...

Landjaeger: Childhood Love Of Sausage Snack Inspires Book

Jesse Brookstein takes snacking seriously. The New York native has fond memories of his uncle sharing unique, flattened meat snacks ...

What happened to Wisconsin breweries during prohibition?

Wisconsin is known for producing a lot of products, like cheese, milk, and beer. It's the state's history with the ...

Password’s Allen Ludden: From small-town Wisconsin to game-show glory

I recently visited Mineral Point to sample its famous attractions, including the historic mining sites and the 19th century architecture. ...

After a yearslong search, Wisconsin’s oldest tree is revealed. Sort of.

Close your eyes and imagine the oldest tree in Wisconsin. When I would do this, I used to picture something ...

Madison-based author puts Black history in perspective

Joyce Salter Johnson has loved history her entire life. But as a descendant of people who were enslaved, the Madison ...

From The World’s Largest Six-Pack To The Hodag: A Tour Of Wisconsin’s Roadside Attractions

Author Eric Dregni has been a keen observer of roadside attractions for years. He recently wrote the book “The Impossible ...

What’s The Scoop On The Origin Of The Culver’s Franchise?

Just about everyone in Wisconsin is familiar with Culver’s. Whether it’s the cheese curds, the custard or the ButterBurgers that draw ...

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Yellow: A Peek Into Wisconsin’s Quirky Margarine Laws

Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland. It’s a title we take seriously. The state is home to more than 1 million cows that produce 2.44 billion ...

‘Shoulder Season’: Novel Tells Fictional Story At Historic Lake Geneva Playboy Club Hotel

The Playboy Club Hotel opened in Lake Geneva in 1968. Not only did it bring celebrities to southeast Wisconsin, but ...