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History Speaks: The Story of the Badger Ammunition Plant

Adults Join the Marathon County Historical Society and author Michael Goc for a fascinating look at an important piece of Wisconsin's military history: the Badger Ordinance Works plant.

  • Sat., 8/27/22, 23 p.m. @ Marathon County Historical Society (Wausau)

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