Monthly Archives: April 2012

Where They Lived in 1901

Recently I stopped by the library in Blair, Wisconsin, and I made the happy discovery of a plat book from 1901 that included the Borreson¬†and Estensen farms in Fitch Coulee.¬†The very large book had a very long title too: Standard … Continue reading

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Surviving Childhood

Amazing, I have often thought, that Emil and Gina Borreson had ten children all of whom survived childhood and lived well into their adult years. Edwin was the youngest to die at age 58. There were no family deaths in … Continue reading

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Our Story Within the Larger Story

Along the way of doing this blog there have been a few surprises. One of the recent ones is my discovery of two books – academic studies actually – that focus on Pigeon Township and Trempealeau County events and values … Continue reading

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