The UWRF Archives and Area Research Center’s blog, The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin has won a WordPress Reader Appreciation Award!
The Reader Appreciation Award is an opportunity to recognize blogs that influence us. The Civil War and Northwestern Wisconsin blog commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and is told through newspaper articles, letters, dairies, and photographs of the men and women from the Area Research Center’s 4-county area in Northwest Wisconsin (Burnett, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix counties) who experienced this tumultuous time in American history. All items are reprinted on the date they either appeared in a local newspaper or were written, not when the event or battle actually took place. You will learn about the progress of the War days and even weeks after the events took place, not at today’s Internet-fast speed.
The blog is compiled by ARC staff and students. For more information or if you are interested in volunteering to assist in compiling the Civil War blog, please contact Kathryn Otto at 3567.