Storybook Land – Lake Delton, Wisconsin

Not every fairy tale has a happy ending. In 2011, after more than five decades of seasonal operation, Storybook Land in the Wisconsin Dells closed its doors for good. The ten acre park was located between Dells Army Ducks and the legendary water park known as Noah’s Ark near Lake Delton. The grounds were filled…

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Greetings From….

Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guide…

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The Newhall House Fire – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

WHAT: Hotel fire WHEN: January 10, 1883 WHERE: Milwaukee, Wisconsin FATALITIES: At least 74, maybe as many as 90 The Newhall House was built by a group led buy Daniel Newhall. It was opened to the public on August 26th, 1857. The building was made of Milwaukee Brick and occupied the corner Broadway and Michigan Streets in downtown Milwaukee.…

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Beer To the Right of Them, Beer To The Left

Mailed from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Mrs. George R. Fitzgerald of Chicago, Illinois on December 30, 1911: Milw. Wis 12/30/11 Dear Geo, I’ll aim to write letter tomorrow to 2021. Am doing well. Planted a bet here at the University O.K. & got the cash in pocket after big debate. Excitement time. Good that I actually…

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Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants

A history of every Stouffer’s Top of the…Restaurants built from 1956 to 1979.

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May You Ever Have Pleasant Memories

Mailed from Americus, Kansas to Mr. Brasier of Americus, Kansas on October 9, 1914: May you ever have pleasant memories of this day is the wish of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Ware October 10, 1914

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