I did not make it over to Badger Ordnance on January 11th to give my dam talk – icy roads caused a cancellation of that endeavor. We are going to try and reschedule.
Speaking of rescheduling, the culmination of my “Last Dam Talk*” at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve has been set for Wednesday, March 21st. The talk is scheduled for 7 pm, with socializing and smoozing & refreshments at 6:30. Check out the KVR webpage for more information on my Last Dam Talk*.
I am going to give a local history talk focusing on Volume II of my La Farge history at the Lawton Library on Tuesday, February 20th beginning at 6:30 pm. Check out the library's webpage for more information on that talk.
Don’t forget that copies of all three of my books are for sale at the KVR Gift Shop, the La Farge bank and the office of the Episcope. If you would like me to send you a copy of the recently published Volume II of my La Farge history, please send me $25 along with your address to P.O. Box 202, La Farge, WI 54639.
Recently via Face Book, I heard from Guillaume Caudebec, who lives near Paris, France. Guillaume was a foreign exchange student at La Farge High School during the 1988-89 school year. He was interested in purchasing a copy of Volume II and wanted to know what it would cost. The cheapest mailing fee to “Gay Paree” is a tad over $36, so I’m not sure if he will be interested. He wasn't!
I recently mailed out a copy of Volume II to a former classmate (LHS Class of 1965 – a great class!) Carlyle Stoleson in Mazomanie. In his letter, Carlyle mentioned that he had read my column on Badger Ordnance and that he drove a tram at the ammo plant in 1969. Fellow classmate Rudy Hamilton also mentioned to me that he worked at Badger that year as well.Working together, we can tell the story of this little Kickapoo River town.