History of Wisconsin

The first recorded European explorer to reach what is today Wisconsin, was Jean Nicolet of France in 1634 while looking for the Northwest Passage to China. He would have encountered Native American tribes in that area including Algonquian-speaking Menominee, Kickapoo, Miami, the Siouan-speaking Winnebago, Dakota (or Sioux) and Iowa. In the mid-1600’s other groups entered […]

Chetek River Vintage Wisconsin Postcard

This vintage Wisconsin postcard shows the Chetek River which runs due south, south west from Chetek Lake which is part of the six lakes in the area of Chetek, Wisconsin. It is a beautiful view of the river, the river road with old-fashioned cars driving by, the trees, flowers, mountains and brilliant sunset. The Chetek […]