The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters


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Jerry Apps recalls winters growing up on a farm in central Wisconsin during the latter years of the Depression and through World War II. Before electricity came to this part of Waushara County, farmers milked cows by hand with the light of a kerosene lantern, woodstoves heated the drafty farm homes, and making wood was a major part of every winter s work. The children in Jerry s rural community walked to a country school that was heated with a woodstove and had no indoor plumbing. Wisconsin winters then were a time of ...

The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters 2013, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

ISBN-13: 9780870206078