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Walking in the footsteps of David McKinley

Published July 18, 2014 The trench at Fort Laurens revealed dark places in the dirt marking the placement of wooden posts that formed the northern wall of the stockade, and as I studied those darker sections of earth I wondered … Continue reading

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Celebrating My German heritage at the Portage County Oktoberfest

The first dance on the pavilion floor at last week’s Oktoberfest featured men in lederhosen and women in traditional alpine dresses dancing a Schuhplattler while holding Seidels. The dancers even drank from their Seidels during the dance, at which point … Continue reading

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