Tag Archives: tobacco

A Scene from the Past

This cool August morning I made a trip to Osseo to find old newspaper stories about ski jumping in the area. The woman at the Tri-County News office was helpful, and I made some progress in filling a gap in … Continue reading

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An Earlier Generation of Tobacco Raising

Welcome back. This is my first posting in months, but my little discovery yesterday is one I am eager to share with you. I was at the Whitehall Public Library researching ski jumping in the winter of 1907, when, on … Continue reading

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More Tobacco

After receiving more comments than usual on my tobacco post, I’m following it up with a second. Brian recalls raising tobacco on the Fitch Coulee Farm as late as about 1985. Conrad remembers tobacco-growing in the thirties – hoeing the crop … Continue reading

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Raising Tobacco

Here’s a subject that’s out of favor, but that won’t stop me. Did you know that Norwegians, especially Norwegian immigrant families, were vital to the success of tobacco as a Wisconsin crop? And did you know the Borresons were part … Continue reading

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Farming 1870 to 1930

Farming changed quickly in the years after our Borreson ancestors came to Pigeon Falls in Trempealeau County. In the decade before they arrived, lumbering was still booming in the state. Black River Falls, where Bertinus Estensen arrived in 1875, was … Continue reading

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