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Oregon Area
Country Schools
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Lake Harriet School

A book featuring one-room country schools is available at the OAHS Museum.
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Historical Oregon
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Unknown woman David Stluka Photography has posted many new images from the OAHS collection. Click here to view

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Authors of Bicycle Book to Speak December 4, 7:00pm
at Oregon Senior Center


The Oregon Area Historical Society is pleased to host the authors of Wheel Fever. Hope you can join us-- get the inside scoop on the book thatís become so popular with Wisconsin bicyclists.

Wheel Fever is the first book to describe the complex and fascinating history behind the popularity of bicycling in Wisconsin and what was behind Wisconsinís first bicycling boom. The book is about the origins of bicycling in Wisconsin and why those origins still matter. Nick Hoffman and Jesse Grant will describe this history that includes disputes about who should be allowed to ride, where they could ride, and even what they could wear. Nick and Jesse have been sought after speakers since the release of their book and we are pleased that they will be able to join us. Copies of their book will be on sale at the meeting.




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Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contributors.
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         Oregon Observer Reports:
OHS, German students share connections, views of World War I

OHS students
OHS students joined German students from Three Oaks School in Langen, Germany this June to work on their
collaborative World War I project.

Full article from the Oregon Observer.
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Local Businesses Support World War I Effort

(From The Oregon Observer, July 11, 1918) The Fourth of July celebration and auction sale for the benefit of the Red Cross was an unqualified success in every particular. Nearly $3000 were the gross receipts, and after all expenses are paid there will be a net profit of about $2660 for the Red Cross. Of this amount the Rutland, Dunn and Fitchburg branches will each receive about $400 as their share of the proceeds. The receipts exceeded all expectations and those in charge of the affair have every reason to be grateful to all who assisted in making the day a success.

The Fourth of July celebration and auction sale for the benefit of the Red Cross was an unqualified success in every particular. Nearly $3000 were the gross receipts, and after all expenses are paid there will be a net profit of about $2660 for the Red Cross. Of this amount the Rutland, Dunn and Fitchburg branches will each receive about $400 as their share of the proceeds. The receipts exceeded all expectations and those in charge of the affair have every reason to be grateful to all who assisted in making the day a success.

Oregon Women in World War II
Eunice Onsrud Hall American women played important roles during World War II, both at home and in uniform. Not only did they give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war effort, they gave their time, energy, and some even gave their lives. A new display at the Oregon Area Historical Society now recognizes some of the women from the Oregon area who served their country. Lucy Wallace


Downtown Oregon Early History of Oregon:
A Photographic Journey through Oregon's Past

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Early Oregon Settlers:

N. Ames
Learn about the area's history with these biographies.
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Blacksmith shop photo on postcard POSTCARDS
Historic Oregon images - now available on postcards.
You can find them
at the OAHS Museum.
Rutland Center Church Agri-View newspaper story:
Rutland Center Church restoration draws community interest
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Paulson Project
Yields Historic Cap

Confederate kepi Society members organizing material contributed by Florice Paulson have discovered a rare Confederate
kepi or cap.
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Mark Your Calendars...
Calendar Wisconsin Bicycle History
Thursday, December 4
at the Senior Center
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In Memory of
Florice A. Paulson

Florice Paulson August 28, 1917 -
June 11, 2013
A Remembrance

YEARBOOK PROJECT
The OAHS is trying to collect a complete set yearbooks.  Can you help?
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