Modern Woodmen of America baseball team, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, ca. 1900.
The Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society founded in 1883 and still in operation today. Photo by Hubert Wentorf.
via: Two Rivers History: Hubert R. Wentorf Photo Collection and Fisher-Hamilton Industries Product Catalogs, Lester Public Library by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Record-setting sprinter Ralph Metcalfe attended Marquette University in Milwaukee from 1932-1936.
Metcalfe took the silver medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics in a photo finish against Eddie Tolan. He won silver again in Berlin in the 1936 Olympics, finishing just behind track legend Jesse Owens. Metcalfe went on to a career in politics, first as an alderman in Chicago and then in the U. S. Congress, representing the state of Illinois.
Title Town U.S.A. decal, Green Bay, 1961.
1961 was the start of a record-setting winning streak for the Green Bay Packers. Under Coach Vince Lombardi, the Packers won three NFL Championships and two Super Bowls in seven years.
via: Turning Points in Wisconsin History, Wisconsin Historical Society
MacWhyte Girls Bowling League Banquet, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1943.
Female employees of the MacWhyte Company pose for a photograph. Check out the bowling pin centerpieces!
via: Kenosha’s Lost Industries, Kenosha County Historical Society by way of University of Wisconsin Digital Collections