Ella Beers, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory and Iola on bicycles, Richland County, Wisconsin.
May 17 is National Bike to Work Day! Find out more about Wisconsin’s early bicycling history in our online exhibit, curated by historians Nick Hoffman and Jesse Gant.
via: Richland County History Room, Brewer Public Library
Workers shifting iron ore from rail cars to ore docks, Lake Superior, ca. 1920.
Photographer Hugh McKenzie captured this scene of men balanced on rail cars high above a Lake Superior harbor, moving iron ore shipped in by train onto ships for transport throughout the Great Lakes and beyond.
via: Great Lakes Maritime History Project, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wisconsinites: What’s the toughest job you’ve ever had? Share your story at recollectionwisconsin.org/stories and you might get featured on Wisconsin Public Radio!
Do you work in a family-owned business in Wisconsin? How has it changed from your parents’ or grandparents’ generation?
Photo: C. Liebenow & Son Jewelers, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1898, photographed by Hermann Benke. Manitowoc Local History Collection, Manitowoc Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
Mary Lunde (judge) with winners of the Trempealeau County Fair cat show, 1976.
One last photo in honor of National Pet Week!
via: Trempealeau County 1976: Images at the Bicentennial, Old Main Historical and Community Arts Center, Galesville, Wisconsin. Photo by Wade Britzius.