Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives: The Basement Tapes

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Link to October 7 Wisconsin State Journal article, "Secret Places: Wisconsin Historical Society’s treasure trove".

Excerpt:    Deep in a basement on the UW-Madison campus lies the story of our entire state:

The cheesehead hat signed last year by President Barack Obama on his visit to Wright Middle School in Madison.

The 1 millionth aluminum wheel cover cast at the Reynolds Metal Co. in Beloit in 1996 and signed by the employees.

A wild rice threshing machine used on the Lac du Flambeau Reservation.

They’re among the 98,000 historical objects and thousands more archaeological artifacts found in the storage of the Wisconsin Historical Society

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