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Historic Old World Wisconsin ~ Pioneer Pictures ~ Stepping Back in Time

Updated on August 27, 2017
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I spent my early childhood in Wisconsin & later 4 years with my husband when his job took him there. It is a beautiful & very scenic state!

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Wisconsin Bicentennial Project

When visiting the very historic Old World Wisconsin be prepared to be taking a step back in time to the 19th century to see how the pioneers lived and survived in Wisconsin. Be sure to take your camera for some great picture taking opportunities!

Oh and be sure and take some good walking shoes!

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Opening for the first time in 1976 as a major celebration of what Wisconsin created for our nation's bicentennial, this massive undertaking has served since that time to record what life was like for settlers to Wisconsin in the format of an outdoor working museum.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Why the recommendation for good walking shoes? The setting of Old World Wisconsin is located on 576 acres of land!

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Farmland

Divided into different areas of ethnicity there are a total of 10 working farms.

The photo at the top of this page shows workers stacking already harvested oats in the fields.

Depending upon the time of year one might visit, this year round museum shows all the things that the pioneers would have been doing more than a century ago in order to live and thrive in this environment.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

With effort and hard work involving clearing the fields, ploughing and working with sustainable agriculture (which was the norm back in those days), Wisconsin rewarded these hard working pioneer families with good rich farmland in which to raise their crops and feed their animals.

Winters were cold and most often the land would be blanketed with snow. Thus from early Spring to the last days of Fall these farm families would have been putting in long hard days of work preparing for the frosty weather to come.

One can not only see these appropriately costumed Old World Wisconsin workers and volunteers performing the usual chores but in many cases one can even participate in some of these activities.

My Aunt Arry talking to one of the costumed workers at Old World Wisconsin.
My Aunt Arry talking to one of the costumed workers at Old World Wisconsin. | Source

Interactive Museum

In 1990 my mother, niece and I were visiting some relatives of ours in Wisconsin as a part of our vacation that year.

My Aunt Arry thought that we would like to spend a day at Old World Wisconsin and we absolutely loved it. It was not in existence when I was a child growing up in Wisconsin.

For school children to adults this place not only entertains but also serves to educate people about the past.

Many of the 60 or so historic buildings have been moved from various locations within the State to now be clustered on this site. Some were in good repair and others had to be restored.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

There are 12 working gardens and if one is so inclined to do a little hoeing and weeding (if that is what is being done at the time of one's visit) one can join in that activity.

Everything that would have been normally done with regard to the gardening, preparing of food, sheering sheep, stacking oats in the field, canning, spinning wool into yarn and other sundry routines of daily life is all there to be enjoyed.

The people working there impart stories while they are going about their daily activities.

Visitors can have any questions that might occur to them be answered in this interactive museum setting by the costumed workers who really act as docents.

It is truly an amazing place!

Sanford House at Old World Wisconsin
Sanford House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Sanford House

Shown below is an impressive one of the relocated houses on the site of Old World Wisconsin.

The Sanford House was built in 1858 in La Grange, Wisconsin and is of a Greek Revival style. It obviously reflects the tastes of what would have been a wealthy and prosperous Yankee farmer back in those days.

Raspberry School at Old World Wisconsin
Raspberry School at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Raspberry School

This is a one room school house which was originally built in 1896 for use in the town of Russell.

It has been restored and now shows what it would have been like in the year 1906.

The three of us joined others in sitting in the wooden student desks and listened to some lessons as they would have been taught by the school teacher standing at the front of the room. Children of various ages and grades would have been taught in this one room.

There was a dunce chair which sat in a corner of the room and was probably well utilized throughout the years!

At one time in my childhood I attended a parochial school and several grades were combined in one room. There are some advantages to that! Homework could be addressed and even finished as another grade was being taught. For the smarter kids they could listen and learn absorbing more information than would normally be addressed by simply being in one grade at a time.

The Grotelueschen Blacksmith Shop in Old World Wisconsin
The Grotelueschen Blacksmith Shop in Old World Wisconsin | Source

The Grotelueschen Blacksmith Shop

This blacksmith shop was originally located in the Village of Waubeka in Ozaukee County of Wisconsin.

German born Henry Grotelueschen was the owner and his shop was built in 1886.

On the day of our visit the fires were hot and this young man was doing some work on horseshoes of which there would have been much necessity back in that day and age. We could readily see all the tools of a blacksmith's trade.

Hammering those partially molten rods of metal into the various shapes of articles needed would have kept a blacksmith busy servicing the needs of residents living in the surrounding countryside.

Aunt Arry, my mother and niece at Old World Wisconsin
Aunt Arry, my mother and niece at Old World Wisconsin | Source

St. Peter's Church

This church was originally called St. Luke's and was the first Catholic Church in Milwaukee, built in 1839.

St. Peter's Church at Old World Wisconsin
St. Peter's Church at Old World Wisconsin | Source
On the front porch of the Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin
On the front porch of the Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

The Koepsell House

This half-timbered German "Fachwerk" house was built in 1858 and resided originally in the town of Jackson in Washington County, Wisconsin.

This is one of three farms in the German area of Old World Wisconsin.

Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin
Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

The Schottler and Schulz farms join the Koepsell farm in showing more of the German influence in the settlement of Wisconsin in earlier days.

Apparently Mr. Koepsell was a successful dairy farmer as well as a builder of houses in Wisconsin.

Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin
Koepsell House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

The Turck - Schottler House

In comparison to the Koepsell House, this German built house shows a different method called "Blockbau" and it was built in 1847 in Germantown, Wisconsin. In 1865 a lean-to was added enlarging the space for the family.

My mother and aunt talking to one of the costumed workers at Old World Wisconsin
My mother and aunt talking to one of the costumed workers at Old World Wisconsin | Source

In the picture below, some visitors are walking by one of the 12 gardens in Old World Wisconsin just outside the Turck - Schottler House. It seems to be bearing some good produce.

Originally owned by the Turck family it was sold to the Schottlers, another German family, and was moved to Old World Wisconsin in 1977.

Turck - Schottler House and garden at Old World Wisconsin
Turck - Schottler House and garden at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Animals on the Farm

At Old World Wisconsin one will see oxen and horses in the fields often hooked up to plows with the farmers preparing land to be cultivated and planted.

Sheep were an important animal to early 19th century pioneers due to the ability to be able to harvest their wool and spin it into articles of warm clothing.

Pigs became an important food source and dairy cows provided milk as well as meat.

Roosters and chickens were also a common animal found on the farms. Eggs from the chickens and the meat provided a good and ready source of protein.

Of course the early settlers also supplemented their pantries with animals that they would have secured by hunting and fishing.

Animals on the farm
Animals on the farm | Source

Kruza House

It is in the Polish Area of Old World Wisconsin that one finds this shelter that housed both humans and their chickens.

As already pointed out animals were important to the lives of pioneers. Often the people slept in rooms adjacent to the animals (as in this case) or in some cases in lofts above the animals. The animals would have been protected from inclement weather and also other animals who might have found them as easy prey.

Kruza House at Old World Wisconsin
Kruza House at Old World Wisconsin | Source
Inside the Kruza House at Old World Wisconsin
Inside the Kruza House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

This unique type of architecture is called "stovewood" because the walls are created of logs that are stove wood lengths held together with mortar.

The Kruza House was built in 1884 and was originally located in the Town of Hofa Park.

Tour with Loyd Heath - Old World Wisconsin Foundation

The Pedersen House

The Petersen house and farm is found in the Danish area of Old World Wisconsin.

Primarily the Pedersen's earned a living by raising dairy cows as well as gardening and the other normal living and surviving skills honed by most pioneers settling in Wisconsin in those days of the 19th century.

Pedersen House / Old World Wisconsin
Pedersen House / Old World Wisconsin | Source

Originally built in 1872 the Pedersen home was located in the Town of Luck in Polk County.

A kitchen wing had later been added and it bears a resemblance today to what it would have looked like in 1890.

While in America, the Queen of Denmark actually made the effort to dedicate this rustic Pedersen house in the Bi-centennial year of 1976 in Old World Wisconsin.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source
Pedersen House / Old World Wisconsin
Pedersen House / Old World Wisconsin | Source

Pioneers

Not all of the work by pioneers was done outside of these structures consisting of farm homes, barns, shops, churches, schools and other buildings making up these early 19th century settlements in Wisconsin.

Steady work was also done by the wives, sisters, grandmothers and other family members inside as well.

Carding and spinning wool at Old World Wisconsin
Carding and spinning wool at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Volunteers and workers are busily engaged in doing the necessary tasks that were of equal importance to keeping their families safe, clothed and fed just to name a few of the things one gets to see as one wanders inside of the various buildings as well as traversing the grounds.

Shelling peas in Old World Wisconsin
Shelling peas in Old World Wisconsin | Source

Spinning the carded wool into usable clothing was showcased in several of the homes the day of our visit.

From sweeping the wooden floors to making bread and pies to milking the cows and using a fancy cream separator that had been invented in 1915 or simply "relaxing" for a few moments to cut some fresh green beans harvested from the garden or shelling some peas for the days meals. This and more can be viewed.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

The picture below shows that new fangled gadget...the cream separator...that had come along by 1915 to make the settler's lives a little easier.

Cream separator at Old World Wisconsin
Cream separator at Old World Wisconsin | Source
Photo of my aunt and niece next to one of the houses in Old   World Wisconsin
Photo of my aunt and niece next to one of the houses in Old World Wisconsin | Source

Preserving Bread

The round flat bread pictured below would be dried and become rock hard.

Note the hole in the center. That made it easier to hang while the drying process was being completed.

The hardened bread would later have to be soaked in soup or stews or some other liquid in order for it to be readied to be eaten.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source
Drying Bread at Old World Wisconsin
Drying Bread at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Finnish Area of Old World Wisconsin

There are two farms showcased in Old World Wisconsin where the settlers and pioneers to this new land had originally come from Finland.

  • Ketola farm

Dairy farming was the Ketola's main business.

  • Rankinen farm

The house with my mother pictured in front of it is the Rankinen House which was built in 1892 and was restored to how it looked in 1897. It originally stood in the town of Oulu in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

The Rankinen's took in boarders and did odd jobs to make a living such as woodcutting, etc. It was merely subsistence-level farming and did not expand into anything much greater than keeping the needs of it's occupants satisfied according to a brochure that we picked up at Old World Wisconsin.

Rankinen Homestead at Old World Wisconsin
Rankinen Homestead at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Leisure Time

As can be seen in the photo below the children living in this particular house had dolls with which to play.

Old fashioned games of many sorts would have been played outside in the fresh air and sunshine and other games would have kept occupants entertained inside as well.

Storytelling was an art form and would have passed along fables as well as family history to generation after generation. There were no television sets or video games or computers or text messaging to consume a person's time. Imagine that!

After the hard work of harvesting and preserving of the foods would have taken place, community barn dances would have been organized and looked forward to with great anticipation during the year.

Musically inclined individuals would have been playing instruments in the homes, churches and other events where many individuals could have lifted their voices in songs to suit the occasion or kept pace to the rhythm of the music with tapping toes or the latest dances.

Times may have been simple but the days were filled with not only work but good hearted fun as well.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Handicrafts

Beautifying these farmsteads was also accomplished as time permitted.

Rugs would have been made to warm and embellish the floors.

Embroidery would have added pretty detailing to curtains or clothing.

In the picture below look at the "Remembrance crock" on the top of this piece of furniture.

Bits of broken but treasured china would gradually be added to this crock which would ultimately become a family heirloom.

"Remembrance crock " at Old World Wisconsin
"Remembrance crock " at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Fossebrekke House

I'll leave you with a photo of one of the oldest buildings, that of the Fossebrekke House which was built in Newark of Rock County in 1841.

This tiny pioneer homestead stands in the Norwegian area of Old World Wisconsin where the 1896 Raspberry School and the 1848 Kvaale farm house is also located.

The Fossebrekke's primarily grew wheat and did trapping for their livelihood.

Fossebrekke House at Old World Wisconsin
Fossebrekke House at Old World Wisconsin | Source

Kettle Moraine State Forest

Located in the southern region of the gorgeous Kettle Moraine State Forest, Old World Wisconsin resides amidst the rolling and wooded hills of this scenic area.

There are nature trails which can take one from one historic building to the next, or for ease and also for time factors, one can take the provided trams which continually operate between the different sites.

From day camps to workshops or even barn dances, Old World Wisconsin can be enjoyed in a number of ways.

Located only 75 miles northwest of Chicago; 35 miles southwest of Milwaukee or 55 miles southeast of Madison, Old World Wisconsin is easily accessible to hundreds of thousands of people for an easy day trip away from home.

Pricing is certainly moderate costing $9 per child; $16 for adults; $14 for seniors and there is also a $43 family package for 2 adults and unlimited numbers of children at the time of this writing.

There are numerous other buildings not pictured or even listed in this post. For those interested in learning more, there are a number of links and videos provided which will give you a better idea of what visiting this great outdoor museum provides.

Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin | Source

Thanks for taking the time to do some stepping back in time and viewing some of the pictures that I took on the day of our visit to this wonderful site which would be a joy to see during each and every season of the year. With over 60 structures and some 575 acres of land, the historic Old World Wisconsin has something to offer folks of all ages!

Old World Wisconsin

A markerS103 - W37890 Highway 67, Eagle, Wisconsin 53119 -
Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119, USA
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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Homeplace Series,

      If you love living history farms, I am so happy to be able to introduce this one to you. It is a beauty! Thanks for your comment.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      What a wonderful experience. Thank you! I love living history farms. I was not aware of this one. Now I'm in love. It looks truly marvelous.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      So glad to be able to show this interesting site located in Wisconsin to you. We had a grand time there and every time of year would offer different experiences in visiting there. Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Never knew this place existed and I was born and grew up in WI. Lord knows I did plenty of weeding and hoeing growing up. We had cucumber (we called them pickle fields) and green beans for cash crops along with a few head of cattle, a couple hogs, some chickens, etc. Of course some of these things were before my time. ;)

      Excellent article as always, great photos, and very informative. If I ever get back to WI this would definitely be a worthwhile place to visit. Gave you 5 stars, voting this up, BAUI, sharing with my followers and pinning to my 'Travel' board. Surprised I haven't seen this hub before, but you have so many that I'm always finding one that's new to me.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gus,

      That is quite a story! "Memoirs of a Dog" must be quite a book! So happy to know that this hub about Old World Wisconsin brought back those memories for you. Thanks for your comment. :))

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      So happy to know that you enjoyed this hub about Old World Wisconsin. It is such a nice place to learn about history and actually see how things were done back in the pioneer days in such an interactive way. Appreciate your comment and especially the share.

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Howdy Peggy (Peggy W) -

      Super article and pix. Enjoyed the whole thing (twice).

      Got a soft spot in my heart (liver?) for Wisconsin. The first book I ever edited was by a Wisconsin writer. His book was entitled "Memoirs of a Dog." It was a collection of humorous stories about teenagers and their many critters growing up on Wisconsin dairy farms.The author decided to write his book after he had broken his back and had nothing better to do until he healed. Also, he was an ex-felon during the time of the writing. He sent a copy of his book to the governor just for the sport of sending him one. Gov liked the tales so much that he gave the author a full pardon - one of only two pardons he passed along during his 8 years as governor of Wisconsin.

      Your fine article reminded me of the whole thing.

      Gus :-)))

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      What an interesting hub and you always have such great pictures to go with your hubs. Enjoyed and voted up and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Patty,

      Old World Wisconsin truly is a site worth seeing if ever in that part of the country. I am so glad that I got to see it with my mother, aunt and niece. Thanks for your comment and ratings.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      This is an awesome collections of well balanced photos! Looks like a fantastic traveling spot. Rated up and more.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Duchess,

      Glad you liked this Old World Wisconsin hub. Hopefully people will check out the link I left to your great hub...Photo Gallery of Older Barns. It is wonderful. Thanks for your comment.

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      Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

      What wonderful history! Your hubs are interesting and enlightening! And your pictures are a delight!

      Rated up!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Dewette,

      Nice to meet you here on Hubpages. Wisconsin is a beautiful state. For people who may not be familiar with the term "cheesehead"...Wisconsin is known as the Dairy State. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dewette 5 years ago from NV

      Ahhhhh..........memories of home :) I am also a "cheesehead" :)

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Martha Castillo,

      Thanks for commenting on this Historic Old World Wisconsin hub. Nice to know that you enjoyed it.

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      Martha Castillo 6 years ago

      Once again thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      There is much to see and enjoy in Wisconsin besides Old World Wisconsin. If you decide to visit, I'll suggest many other beautiful sites. In the meantime, happy that you visited vis the Internet and thanks for the comment.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I just see all the pictures only on my television. Again...I'll put Wisconsin on my travel list. Thank you very much, Peggy. Good work.

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello DjBryle,

      Finding out about all the work and effort that was put in to survival in the early days by visiting Old World Wisconsin was educational and also enjoyable. Life was good in many ways back in those days. Thanks for the visit and vote.

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      DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Your hubs take me to a virtual travel to places I've never been... and reminds me once again how beautiful life can get! Thanks for sharing! Voted up! =)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Purple Perl,

      I was happy to have shared these Old World Wisconsin pictures with you and other readers. Glad you liked it and thanks for the comment.

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      Purple Perl 7 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Beautiful life! Thanks for sharing! I got to see the wonderful sights thru' your hub. Congrats too !

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello WannaB Writer,

      Yes, Old World Wisconsin would be an excellent place to take kids as it would teach them history in a very interactive way. Also great for adults! Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello mtsi1098,

      Old World Wisconsin is even BETTER than a time capsule in the sense that it is an active site with people actually doing the things that would have been done back then...and in period costumes. Plus one can talk to and learn from these trained people and volunteers. Quite a site! But I understand your time capsule reference. Thanks!

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      That's a place I'd like to visit sometime. I would have loved taking the kids there when they were young.

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      mtsi1098 7 years ago

      like a time capsule...nicely done...I have been to Wisconsin and thought it was nice then...thanks

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks for the comment. If we had lived back in the times that Old World Wisconsin portrayed, we would definitely have had to work harder for our food, clothing and essentials but as you said...it was a healthy lifestyle. No need for gyms in which to exercise or worrying about too many additives affecting our food.

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      Cheryl 7 years ago

      Wow. We need those days to return. A very healthy lifestyle. I love the history lesson and the photos. Another great presentation.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Simone,

      Hope your desire of visiting Old World Wisconsin comes to fruition someday. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      Let's put it this way...my niece in these pictures visiting Old World Wisconsin...now has a child of her own about that age. But Old World Wisconsin would not have changed much since these pictures were taken. The videos are recent. The "Buttons up!" is for high buttoned shoes, I am assuming? Haha!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      What a cool place!! I want to go to Old World Wisconsin! Your pictures are fantastic- this is a great hub!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yo Peggy! What year is it? Lot of work Peggy and it shows. Buttons up!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hello, hello,

      Glad that reading this hub about Old World Wisconsin brought back such happy memories for you. As you said, some things in days of the past were very good! Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Candie,

      Oh yes...there are PLENTY of places I have yet to see and never will in this life. Just too many gorgeous places in this world of ours to see and enjoy in one lifetime. Thanks for taking a peek at Old World Wisconsin. It is quite a place!

      As to the pictures...I am in some hubs like the last one about Buffalo Bill Cody's boyhood home; the dog rescue story of Trudy; quite a few actually. That being said...generally the photographer is BEHIND the camera...not in front! Haha! I am usually too busy taking pictures to think about asking people to take one with me in it. OK smartipants! Where is one of you??? :-)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Cassie Ann,

      Old World Wisconsin did not exist when I lived there prior to my parents moving our family to Texas so it was great to see when visiting relatives a few years ago. Little Norway I've gotten to see and enjoy several times but have never been to Cave of the Mounds. Will have to correct that if we return to that area. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi agusfanani,

      That was the first time I had seen something like that...bread with holes in it being dried inside that house at Old World Wisconsin. Visiting there teaches oldsters (like me) as well as youngsters much about life in times past. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Peggy, for bringing back such a wonderful world. All the memories of my childhood on my grandparent's farm came flooding back. It was hard work but it was a human and warm world. It don't think we gained with out so-called progress. In some way it is just as hard but cold world.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Is there anywhere you have NOT been? I'm in awe of you! You bring so much to life in your hubs and your pictures. More than any travel brochure could ever do! I do have to ask.. pardon me.. but you never seem to be in any of your pictures?? Hmmm... We know everyone else in your lovely family.. but Peggy, how's about being in one or two of them??

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      Cassie Ann 7 years ago

      Thanks for this great hub, Peggy. Being from Wisconsin, I have visited Old World Wisconsin. The last time I was at Little Norway was when my parents took me there many years ago. You have inspired me to want to visit again. Another neat attraction is Cave of the Mounds which I haven't been to since I was little. Maybe it's time for a visit again!

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      agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

      A great hub ! I couldn't hold my grin when I read I looked at those bread with holes at the center. It seems that those old traditions and equipment are well preserved.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Kaie Arwen,

      Nice to know someone else who has visited Old World Wisconsin! It is fun! Glad I could spark your fun memories with this hub. Thanks for the comment.

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      I have been here with grandma and grandpa........... thanks for the memories! This was fun! Kaie

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      Plan to spend a big chunk of a day there when you visit Old World Wisconsin. There is much to do and see! Thanks for the first comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Peggy W.

      voted this up, useful and beautiful. I alway rate yours up although I am not in the habit of mentioning it. I was unaware of this site in Wisconsin.I will have to look it up and visit.