Friday, December 31, 2010

Wisconsin Stories: Telling Wisconsin's History One Town at a Time

Link to December 31 Wausau Daily Herald article, "Film highlights Wausau area's history".

Excerpt:    The Wausau story is the fifth in a series of documentaries featuring the history of Wisconsin communities, made through a partnership between public television and the Wisconsin Historical Society. To tell the local story, producers received plenty of help and support from the Marathon County Historical Society, said Jon Miskowski, development director for Wisconsin Public Television. Dozens of local history experts also were interviewed for the show.

"The show is really about pride of place," Miskowski said.

A comprehensive history of Wausau can't be told in an hour, Miskowski said, so filmmakers focused on cornerstones in the Wausau area's history, including its founding, the growth of the timber industry, the efforts of business leaders called the Wausau Group to diversify the community's economy, stories about businesses that gave Wausau a national profile and the story of Hmong immigration

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