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Eagle, Wisconsin

Murph the Surf and the Eagle Diamond

Murph the Surf and The Eagle Diamond

1964. The heist of the century. Musician, author, artist, con man, one time east coast surfing champion, Jack Roland “Murph the Surf” ...

Eagle's iconic water tower

'Smiley Face' water tower in Eagle, Wisconsin

Waymarking.com is a way to mark unique locations on the planet and give them a voice. While GPS technology allows us to pinpoint any location on the planet, mark the location, and share it with others, Waymarking is the toolset for categorizing and adding unique information for that location.

Eagle Historical Society - Not Just an Observer…but a Participant

Not Just an Observer…but a Participant

Eagle Historical Society. Not Just an Observer…but a Participant

Sauna

Sauna

St. Theresa Church

St. Theresa Catholic Church

St. Theresa Catholic Church - Home page

Old World Wisconsin

Home | Old World Wisconsin

Reservations are required to visit Old World Wisconsin. All events and programs will have a limited capacity to ensure social distancing guidelines are properly …

The Eagle Diamond

Eagle Diamond | Wisconsin Historical Society

Learn about the diamond that was found in the town of Eagle, Wisconsin in 1876. This article details the controversy surrounding the diamond.

Swiss Culture in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Little Switzerland, New Glarus

What to see and do in the Swiss town of New Glarus, Wisconsin

In Wisconsin�s Little Switzerland, New Glarus hangs onto a colorful heritage.

Frieda's Kitchen

Frieda’s Kitchen

If you’ve read the second Chloe Ellefson novel, The Heirloom Murders, you’ve met Frieda Frietag. Frieda is an elderly woman of Swiss descent, living in an old family farmhouse in Green…

Visit New Glarus

New Glarus, WI | Hotels & Things to Do | Travel Wisconsin

New Glarus, known as "America's Little Switzerland" is a showcase of Swiss heritage with architecture, customs and cuisine unique to the small town!

New Glarus Chamber & Tourist Information

New Glarus Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Information

Swiss Historical Village Museum-WI

Swiss Historical Village Museum | Travel Wisconsin

The village is comprised of 14 buildings, each representing a facet of daily life in the nineteenth century pionerring Midwest. Established in 1938, its goal

Monroe

Welcome to City of Monroe, WI

Welcome to City of Monroe, WI

New Glarus: New Glarus Hotel & restaurant with swiss food

The New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

Authentic Swiss Cuisine in the Heart of Little Switzerland featuring an eclectic, old-world dining experience.

Wilkommen to Volksfest! (New Glarus, WI)

Willkommen to Volksfest!

Since Swiss heritage is a theme in my latest Chloe Ellefson/Historic Sites Mystery, The Heirloom Murders, my husband Scott and I have spent the past couple of years poking around the lovely communi…

Swiss Volksfest (Swiss Independence Day), New Glarus, WI.

Swiss Volksfest (Swiss Independence Day) 2018

Join us as we celebrate Swiss Independence Day with a program of traditional Swiss entertainment. . .

Song & Dance

Schottische demonstration.

Snoa - Schottisch - Polka

The Snoa simply alternates walking and turning, at the discretion of each couple. The Schottisch is a German word, meaning "Scottish", for a dance that is ve...

The Dave Brubeck Quartet: 'Time Out'

President Bill Clinton said one artist inspired him to take up the saxophone: Dave Brubeck. Brubeck had a No. 1 hit with "Take Five," which is heard on Time Out. The album also illustrates the Brubeck Quartet's experimentation with complex poly-rhythms.

L.H. Conklin - The Curious Lore of Kunz

The Curious Lore of Kunz

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Duke Ellingston & Orchestra - Sophisticated Lady

Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington and his orchestra

Duke Ellington and his orchestra in concerto in Copenhagen (1965-1971) - sax Harry Carney

Swiss Folk Music - Hemberg - Schottisch

YouTube

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Andrew Sisters - Beer Barrel Polka

The Andrew Sisters - Beer Barrel Polka

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Alphorn players in Switzerland.

Alphorn Players in Nendaz Switzerland

Three Alphorn players with a spectacular backdrop, taken during my recent trip to Nendaz in Switzerland. Apologies for the sound quality, I left my microphon...

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out 1959 LP Vinyl Stereo Record Side 1 - YouTube

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out 1959 LP Vinyl Stereo Record Side 1

The great ever jazz original vinyl 6-eye columbia album in hi quality sound for your pleasure! Be cool!

Four Horsemen Schottische & Polka

Dances of Jerry Goodwin 3 - Four Horsemen Schottische & Polka

Larry Edelman led a workshop session on dances he learned from the calling of Jerry Goodwin, originally from West Virginia but living and calling in western ...

Heirloom Gardening

Going, Going, Gone?

Going, Going, Gone?

by Kathleen Ernst One of the great things about writing novels is having the opportunity to explore interesting topics along the way. Since my Chloe Ellefson mysteries are set at historic sites, I have all kinds of opportunities to introduce readers to aspects of the museum world. When planning book 2, The Heirloom Murders, I decided to shine a light on the role historic sites play in preserving old agricultural traditions. Interpreters at living history sites help perpetuate not just old…

Delphiniums

How to plant, grow, and care for delphinium perennial flowers from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Botanical Interests High Quality Seeds and Garden Products

Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds. 600 varieties specially selected for home gardeners, including heirlooms, organics, and open pollinated flowers, vegetables, and herbs.

See What Purple, Orange, and White Carrots Taste Like

Not all carrots are orange. There are also white and purple carrots. Find out how each carrot color tastes and what the difference in flavor is like.

Purple Carrots

Purple Carrot

Purple and Maroon Carrots

Annual Lobelia Plant: How To Grow Lobelia

The lobelia plant is an attractive annual herb with many varieties. Lobelia is an easytogrow, carefree plant that enjoys cool weather. Read this article to get tips on growing and caring for this plant.

Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Buy rare, organic seeds and support our nonprofit mission to preserve garden diversity. Free catalog.

Ingredient Spotlight: Chioggia Beet

Look at this pretty striped vegetable! Artificially colored? Genetically modified? From an alien planet? No, it’s a chiogga beet, also known as the candy cane beet and the bullseye beet, and it’s a heirloom beet from Italy.The chioggia beet came from the Italian coastal town of Chioggia, near Venice. It’s been around since the early 19th-century. It tastes just like regular purple beets, maybe a little sweeter.

Planting Lupine Flowers – How To Grow Lupines

Lupines are attractive and spiky, reaching 1 to 4 feet in height and add color and texture to the back of a flowerbed. This article has information on planting lupines in this garden.

Phlox

Learn how to plant, grow, and care for phlox from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

West Indian Gherkins: The Best Pickling Cucumber - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

West Indian Gherkins are disease-resistant, heat-tolerant, prolific, easy to grow, ideal for hot humid climates, and make delicious pickles.

Hearts Of Gold Cantaloupe Seeds and Plants, Fruit and Vegetable Seeds at Burpee.com

Introduced in the early 20th century, beautiful heirloom inspires devotion in modern-day melon-lovers who savor its sweet, juicy and fragrant deep-orange golden flesh. Vigorous, prolific plants bear medium-sized, roundish 2–3 lb. luscious fruits with heavily netted and medium ribbed skin and thin rinds.

Get All the Deets on the Various Types of Beets

Beets come in a range of colors and sizes—see different kinds of beets and get ideas on how to cook with them here.

Foodways

Travel | Wisconsin | Cheese Trails | Things to Do | Wisconsin Bucket List

The Great Wisconsin Cheese Trail Is Everything You've Ever Dreamed Of And More

Travel | Wisconsin | Cheese Trails | Things to Do | Wisconsin Bucket List

The Old Cheese Factory

The Old Cheese Factory

First, thanks to everyone who hosted or joined me on my recent blog tour. It was a whirlwind, but great fun. Still, I am glad to get back to my own blog! I’ve had two wonderful opportunities …

History of Cheese - National Historic Cheesemaking Center Museum and Green County Welcome Center

Edelweiss Creamery

Edelweiss Creamery

The Edelweiss Creamery is an artisan cheese factory in Monroe Wisconsin. Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman makes award-winning Emmentaler Swiss cheese.

Sapsago Cheese

Sapsago Cheese

Sapsago is a hard cheese used as a garnish or flavouring cheese. It can be grated on top of dishes, or blended into soft, fresh cheeses, or into butter, to make spreads. The cheese is sold in small 3 oz (85g) cone-shapes, wrapped in silver foil. Each cone is only about 2 inches (5 cm) tall, weigh

Lunch Menu — The New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

Lunch Menu — The New Glarus Hotel Restaurant

Discover a variety of delicious lunch choices—just right for the middle of the day. From Rösti to luncheon plates to sandwiches...or join us Sundays starting at 10am for our delightful brunch buffet!

Wiener Schnitzel Recipe - How to Make Classic Wiener Schnitzel

A recipe for classic Austrian wiener schnitzel, a simple, pounded cutlet of veal, chicken, pheasant, or pork, served with lemon.

Pear Buns (Birnweggen)

Birnweggenfüllung (pear bun filling) is one of the more exotic products a foreign tourist can take home from a Swiss supermarket. We Swiss seem to have a thing with dried pears. There are many dess…

What is Emmental Cheese, and What Is it Good For?

What Is Emmentaler Cheese and What Is it Used For?

Emmentaler is a semi-hard Swiss cow's milk cheese that has a nutty, buttery flavor. It melts well and is often used in cheese fondue.

Schabziger – A Swiss Delight

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A fermented drink that combines the benefits of apple cider vinegar, raw honey (or molasses), and ginger for a refreshing and electrolyte drink.

On the occasion of " World Bread Day ", let me once again introduce you to that marvelous Swiss speciality that can be eaten all year long, ...

BIRABROT OR BIRNENBROT

On the occasion of " World Bread Day ", let me once again introduce you to that marvelous Swiss speciality that can be eaten all year long, ...

Sap Sago - Cheese.com

Schabziger, sold under the name sapsago in the United States, is a traditional Swiss cheese produced in the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Records suggest the cheese was made by the monks of Glarus since the 8th century. But its recipe was formally protected on 24th April 1463 at the Glarner Landsgemeinde, when it was decided that in order for the cheese to be called Schabziger, it had to be marked with a stamp. This makes it one of the oldest protected cheeses in the world.The cheese is…

Cheesemaking In The Early 19th Century - YouTube

Cheesemaking In The Early 19th Century

We have a very special episode today! Deanna Berkemeier, from Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, walks us through the process of making cheese ...

Miscellaneous

Mackenna's Gold (1969) - IMDb

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Dating Ambrotype Photographs

Dating Ambrotype Photographs

Identifying and Dating Ambrotypes

Brief history of the Dodge Dart.

A Brief History Of The Dodge Dart - Motor Trend Classic

Read on to learn more on a brief history of the Dodge Dart brought to you by the automotive experts at Motor Trend Classic.

Activities - Visit Lake Geneva

Activities - Visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva has a full range of activities right for any age; zip lining, paddleboarding, hiking, shopping, boat tours and more.

Beginner's guide to Germany's shooting festivals

Beginner's guide to Germany's shooting festivals | DW | 30.06.2017

Complete with parades, oompah music, beer and top marksmen, Germany's shooting festivals are an impressive tradition. The biggest one - in Hanover - starts on June 30. Here's what you should know before you go.

Cabinet Cards

Cabinet Card - 19th Century Photographs

Cabinet Card - Dating 19th Century Photographs

Sheepshead - Basic Rules

Sheepshead Basic Rules

Sheepshead is played with 32 cards, each with a different point value and strength. The object of the game is to get at least 61 points by taking a number of tricks. Players The most common and way…

How to Spot an Ambrotype

How to spot a collodion positive, also known as an ambrotype (early 1850s–1880s)

In this week’s post about dating your photographs, Colin Harding shows you how to identify a collodion positive, also known as an ambrotype, using just a few simple clues.

Schafskopf! Sheepshead at German Fest, Milwaukee, WI.

Sheepshead

ALHFAM

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

ALHFAM Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

Old-Breed Livestock

Breeds - Jersey

Breeds - Jersey

Swiss Goat Breeds

For Hardy Dairy Goats, Look To The Swiss Alps - Hobby Farms

Sweet, hardy and productive milkers, these Swiss misses are must-haves for your farm’s goat dairy.

The Ultimate List of Goat Breeds for Your Farm | The Free Range Life

Are you considering adding goats to your home? Use this guide to decide which of the goat breeds will best suit your needs!

Holstein Cattle

Holstein 101

Holstein Association USA is the world's largest dairy cattle breed organization, offering information services to all dairy producers. The Holstein Association offers dairy cattle identification, genetic evaluation, type evaluation, mating programs and inbreeding management programs to improve dairy herd management.

Other Pins

Wisconsin’s Little Switzerland, New Glarus

What to see and do in the Swiss town of New Glarus, Wisconsin

In Wisconsin�s Little Switzerland, New Glarus hangs onto a colorful heritage.

Travel | Wisconsin | Cheese Trails | Things to Do | Wisconsin Bucket List

The Great Wisconsin Cheese Trail Is Everything You've Ever Dreamed Of And More

Travel | Wisconsin | Cheese Trails | Things to Do | Wisconsin Bucket List

The Old Cheese Factory

The Old Cheese Factory

First, thanks to everyone who hosted or joined me on my recent blog tour. It was a whirlwind, but great fun. Still, I am glad to get back to my own blog! I’ve had two wonderful opportunities …

Frieda's Kitchen

Frieda’s Kitchen

If you’ve read the second Chloe Ellefson novel, The Heirloom Murders, you’ve met Frieda Frietag. Frieda is an elderly woman of Swiss descent, living in an old family farmhouse in Green…

Going, Going, Gone?

Going, Going, Gone?

by Kathleen Ernst One of the great things about writing novels is having the opportunity to explore interesting topics along the way. Since my Chloe Ellefson mysteries are set at historic sites, I have all kinds of opportunities to introduce readers to aspects of the museum world. When planning book 2, The Heirloom Murders, I decided to shine a light on the role historic sites play in preserving old agricultural traditions. Interpreters at living history sites help perpetuate not just old…

Mackenna's Gold (1969) - IMDb

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Dating Ambrotype Photographs

Dating Ambrotype Photographs

Identifying and Dating Ambrotypes

Brief history of the Dodge Dart.

A Brief History Of The Dodge Dart - Motor Trend Classic

Read on to learn more on a brief history of the Dodge Dart brought to you by the automotive experts at Motor Trend Classic.

Activities - Visit Lake Geneva

Activities - Visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva has a full range of activities right for any age; zip lining, paddleboarding, hiking, shopping, boat tours and more.

Beginner's guide to Germany's shooting festivals

Beginner's guide to Germany's shooting festivals | DW | 30.06.2017

Complete with parades, oompah music, beer and top marksmen, Germany's shooting festivals are an impressive tradition. The biggest one - in Hanover - starts on June 30. Here's what you should know before you go.

Cabinet Cards

Cabinet Card - 19th Century Photographs

Cabinet Card - Dating 19th Century Photographs

Sheepshead - Basic Rules

Sheepshead Basic Rules

Sheepshead is played with 32 cards, each with a different point value and strength. The object of the game is to get at least 61 points by taking a number of tricks. Players The most common and way…

How to Spot an Ambrotype

How to spot a collodion positive, also known as an ambrotype (early 1850s–1880s)

In this week’s post about dating your photographs, Colin Harding shows you how to identify a collodion positive, also known as an ambrotype, using just a few simple clues.

Schafskopf! Sheepshead at German Fest, Milwaukee, WI.

Sheepshead

ALHFAM

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

ALHFAM Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

Murph the Surf and the Eagle Diamond

Murph the Surf and The Eagle Diamond

1964. The heist of the century. Musician, author, artist, con man, one time east coast surfing champion, Jack Roland “Murph the Surf” ...