Museum Files


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Walters, Warren

• “Final Chapter in the History of a Pepin County Family” by Mary Ellen Brue, about the Walters family

• Copy of Walters family photo, 1953

• Short bio of Warren Walters

• Photo of Pepin Cty. Co-op in Porcupine

• “Durand 1934-Building the Street Along the Chippewa River” by Warren Walters

• Note from Vera Slabey to Warren Walters thanking him for his “delightful program” the previous night, on Walters’ 87th birthday, 1997

• Possible photo of Warren

• Invitation for Warren’s 90th birthday, 2000

War – Korean

• Announcement of Korean War stamp, sent to Dale Bauer

Ward, Nathaniel

• Copy of naturalization certificate, 1860

• Copy of marriage certificate to Winifred Plummer, 1911

Warren, Adeline

• “Life of a Truck Driving Lady,” about Warren’s time driving for a company out of Bloomer for no pay.

• Information on the Howard School, near Bear Creek, which Adeline made into her home

Washburn, Cadwallader

• Biography of Washburn from the Report and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin For the Years 1880, 1881, and 1882.

• News article: “Washburn’s ‘Folly’ Set Pace For Mill Industry” about Washburn’s flour mill in Minneapolis

• Copies of photos of Washburn

• Article from Wisconsin Magazine of History about Washburn

• “Waubeek Is Only a Memory” article on Washburn

• Map of Waubeek

Waterville Township

• “Waterville” manuscript

• Executive Report, Town of Waterville – Pepin County, Land Use Planning Survey


• “Waubeek Township” manuscript

• “Elizabeth Stebbins Tells of Pioneer Days in Waubeek” article, 1942

• Map of Waubeek Settlement location

• “Erosion Chokes River Recreation” article with photos at Waubeek

• “Farmland Used To Be Thriving Town” about Waubeek

• Waubeek Story on CD


• Agnes Weisenbeck’s bank book, bank receipts, account statements

• Obituary for Fr. Jude Weisenbeck


• “Fourth Generation Farm” by local resident Irene Weiss

Weitz, Chauncey

• “Wisconsin’s Oldest Retired Conservation Warden Dies at Age 98” – born in Pepin

Wheeler Case

• “A March Murder,” about the 1866 killing of Brad Wheeler at Five Mile Bluff, south of Durand

• “The Wheeler Care – 1866” – copies from the 1800s about the case – news articles and court documents

• Copy of Currents Magazine with “A March Murder” story about the Wheeler case

White Cross Violet-Ray Generator

• 1975 letter to Glen Gibson from The Museum of Electricity in Life at Medtronic about the lack of monetary value of the violet ray generator

Wideman, William

• Naturalization document from 1858 in which Wideman renounces citizenship of Prussia

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

• Biography of Wilder

• Laura Ingalls Society newsletter with Terry on the cover for his talk there in 2008

• Brochure for the Little House Wayside

• Copy of warranty deed for Charles Ingalls

• Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Chronology of Her Family

• The Pepin Story of the Ingalls Family

• Society Newsletters about board member Fern Marcks

• Copy of 1952 letter from Laura

• Laura Ingalls Wilder Days brochure, 1994

• “Laura’s Teacher, Anna Berry and a Century Farm”

• “‘Little House’ author’s halo loses glow” article

• 2015 Wilder Homesites Calendar

Wilson, Isabel ne: Hurtley

• Photo of Isabel

• Copy of Isabel’s report card

Womanless Wedding

• Copy of the play

• Copy of Wedge articles about staging of play in Durand, 1928

• Copy of news photo of the cast

Women’s History

• Woman’s Work on the Farm exhibit poster, 1990

• Copies of text for irons, dish towels and flour sack clothing displays in the museum

World War I

• Enlistment Record for Levernie Wild, 1918

• Program for Thanksgiving Dinner for 38th Company, Group Four – Machine Gun Training Order, Camp Hancock, GA, 1918, originally owned by Vivian Van Norman

• Van Norman’s Soldier’s Dispatch card

• Battery “B” 4th Field Artillery for Aaron Heath of Durand

• 1993 article on WWI vet Otto Buccholtz of Durand.

• “The Forgotten War” article about WWI veteran Archie Richardson, 1993

World War II

• Copies of documents related to the death of Kenneth Pomasl in action

• Materials for “The War: Fifty Years Ago” exhibit in the museum, 1991

• Winona Republican-Herald newspaper found under the portico of the museum from 1944, with FDR’s third re-election as the headline

• Copy of photo of Pat Carlisle Rhiel, Seaman 1st Class

• Copy of photo of Caturia brothers (four) from Arkansaw who served in the war

• Print advertisement for White Army Type steel helmets

• Copy of photo of Clyde Schwellenbach

• Copy of V-Mail message to Harvey King of Arkansaw from Robert Eegenberger

• Copy of photo of Richard Slabey from his service in the USAAF and of his Badge of Excellence awarded to him and other employees of Northern Pump Co., Minneapolis

• War Ration Books

• Rationing newspaper clips

• Overseas correspondences to Matt Krings, Arkansaw from Roy Gilles and Harold Poeschl

• V Mail Envo-Letters

• Invaders: The Story of the 50th Troop Carrier Wing

• USO pamphlet

• Copy of press release on posthumous awarding of purple hearts, written by Major General Edward Witsell, Adjutant General.