Monthly Archives: September 2012

My Ski Jumping Program

After all the fun I’ve had posting items about Borreson ski jumping, I have done some diligent research on ski jumping in western Wisconsin from the 1880s on. What a story that is! With beginnings in Telemark, Norway, ski jumping … Continue reading

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A La Follette in Pigeon Falls

The Christopherson pastors, father and then son, served Pigeon Creek Lutheran Church for many decades, and in the course of those years, ministered to three or four generations of Borresons. But I was genuinely surprised by this news clipping dated … Continue reading

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Ednar and Stella’s Wedding

At 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 1942, Ednar Borreson and Stella Berg were married on the lawn at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Berg of Whitehall. The setting was framed by “a birch arbor, with a profusion of … Continue reading

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Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping

Search this blog for “fishing” and you’ll find a couple other posts with fishing photos or stories, but I have to add this photo with Edwin (thanks to David, I believe). I don’t know the date, but that’s quite a … Continue reading

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Baseball, Ski Jumping, Horseshoes

When I think of the Borreson brothers at play, I especially think of baseball, ski jumping, and pitching horseshoes. All those subjects have had attention in this blog, but I want to add a couple news clippings I found recently. First, … Continue reading

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Emil at Beef Slough

Doing this blog is especially interesting to me when a family member or event connects with a well-known historical moment. Such is the case when Clara writes, “While growing up on the farm, [Emil Borreson] spent several winters during his … Continue reading

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Clara and Ernest’s Wedding

Thanks to Albert for sending this wedding photo of his mother and father from 1929. Clara Borreson and Ernest Cook were married November 28, 1929, at the Borreson home farm in Fitch Coulee. The officiant was Pastor Christopherson. In the photo here we have … Continue reading

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