Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Women's Perspective on Local History

Link to October 16 Wausau Daily Herald article, "Daughter's Book explores Wausau VIPs from unique angle".

A book designed to raise money for the Marathon County Historical Society gives a different
perspective to the area's past.

"The Daughter's Book" is a series of essays and photographs from daughters of families who have been instrumental in the development of central Wisconsin.

Most histories that look at the late 19th century and early 20th century focus on businessmen and movers and shakers. It's no coincidence that often those histories were written by men.

"The Daughter's Book" took a different route. Nancy Frawley, 81, of Wausau, a longtime member of the Marathon Historical Society's Board of Directors, developed the book's premise as a way to raise money for the restoration of the Yawkey House.

Please note: The only copy of the book is available for perusal at the Marathon Counth Historical Society.

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