Month: August 2014

Wisconsin’s Second Oldest City

My friends Jim and Cathy Stevens were intrigued by a public television program about Prairie du Chien, so I offered to give them a guided tour. They brought their grandson Caden along and we spent the day enjoying some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful scenery.

Hyde's Mill

Hyde’s Mill

Our first stop was one of the scenic attractions of Iowa County, Hyde’s Mill. (more…)


Retracing Chester Wells’ Last Ride

On September 1, 1913, Chester Wells boarded a train in Freeport and headed to Madison for an appointment with his doctor. It was the last time anyone in Freeport saw him alive. That evening Chester Wells died on the operating table at a Madison hospital. (more…)