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5/27/22: On Historic Preservation (with Special Guest Christine Martens)
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. This May we are observing Historic Preservation Month by looking at some of the unique historic sites in Marathon County. Today we welcome Christine Martens from the Friends of the Wausau Historic Landmarks Commission, to talk about Historic Preservation in Marathon County. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library

5/20/22: Marathon Park's Historic Buildings | History Chats
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This is a recording of our History Chats program from May 19, 2022. The livestream video was taken down for an unexplained reason, so hopefully this one stays up. History Chats programs are our weekly program that features interesting Marathon County History. For this May in honor of Historic Preservation Month we are looking at some of the unique historic sites in Marathon County. This time, Ben Clark tells us about the Fairground buildings of Marathon Park, which was listed as part of a district on the National Register of Historic Places. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library

5/13/22: Wausau's Highland Park Neighborhood | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. This May we are observing Historic Preservation Month by looking at some of the unique historic sites in Marathon County. Today Gary Gisselman takes us on a virtual tour of Wausau's Highland Park neighborhood, which recently became Marathon County's a district listed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places, and is in the process of being submitted for the National Register as well. https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS16757 History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library

5/6/22: The Eau Claire Dells | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. This May we are observing Historic Preservation Month by looking at some of the unique historic sites in Marathon County. Today Ben Clark takes us out to the Dells of the Eau Claire. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library

4/29/22: The Fearsome Critters of the Pinery | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. We are concluded the theme of April Fool's Month, where we will be looking at some of the myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in our local history. Today Ben and guest expert Erick Konop chat about the FEARSOME CRITTERS of the Pinery, those mythic, crpytic beasts and creatures invented by the lumberjacks of the 1800s, and passed down to us today. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.

4/22/22: Some History of Prohibition in Marathon County | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. We are continue our observation of April Fool's Month, where we will be looking at some of the myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in our local history. Today Gary Gisselman takes us back to the days of prohibition when alcohol was illegal. Were there secret tunnels dug under Wausau to hide the booze from the law? (No, but there's still some interesting history here!). History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.

4/15/22: The Fake Trolleys in Early WI Postcards | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today, we are continue our observation of April Fool's Month, where we will be looking at some of the myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in our local history. And we take a look at the postcards showing the electric street cars in many places that never had them. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.

4/8/22: L.M. Turbin, The Traveling Doctor | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today, we are jumping into April Fool's Month, where we will be looking at some of the myths, misconceptions, and mistakes in our local history. And we are starting with the interesting tale of Dr. Louis M. Turbin, a "traveling doctor" who plied his trade across Wisconsin, and was denounced as a quack by many. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.

4/1/22: The Mystery of Taiseux City | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today, we conclude the month of March MAPness, by looking at a story that started with an odd detail on a 1883 railroad map of Wisconsin. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.

3/25/22: Topographic Map of Marathon County | History Chats
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Join us for this mid-day break to chat about some interesting Marathon County History. Today, we continue the month of March MAPness looking at stories through maps, by looking at topographic maps to see what makes Marathon County unique. History Chats are presented in cooperation with the Marathon County Public Library, and are supported by the generous sponsorship from Janke Book Store.