A bite of Door County history: a tourist souvenir from Ephraim, Wisconsin reminds visitors of the thriving cherry industry.
Kander was “the Jane Addams of Milwaukee”–a social reformer who wanted Jewish immigrants to Wisconsin to become more American.
Founded in Wausau, WI, in 1911, America’s first workers compensation insurance company started using equipment like the Maico Audiometer to develop new standards of workplace safety.
Sheldons Inc. helped Antigo become one of the most important manufacturers of fishing tackle.
At the peak of the cherry industry in the late 1940s and early 1950s, 10,000 migrant workers came to Door County annually to pick cherries.
What can this tiny cabin tell us about the lives of migrant workers in Wisconsin and the rise and fall of Green Bay’s pickle industry?
In 1970 Wisconsin pickle farmers hired 1,000 fewer migrant laborers to work the cucumber fields than the year before. What had changed?
One of the first Mexican immigrant communities in Wisconsin reveals a story of becoming Mexican-American.
An old 78 record spins a tune about Port Washington’s Paramount Records, one of the leading blues music production studios of the 1920s.
In 1953, Wisconsin made occupational hearing loss a claimable condition under the state’s workers compensation law. Employers Mutual of Wausau quickly led the way in workplace hearing safety.
As the nation’s first workers compensation insurance company, Employers Mutual of Wausau, WI, exerted a powerful influence on workplace safety through its many educational posters, magazines, and other publications.
Wisconsin passed the nation’s first comprehensive worker’s compensation law in 1911, creating an entirely new insurance industry in the process.