How 15 Wisconsin Cities Got Their Names


Jean Nicolet landing in Green Bay

If someone asked you how your city got its name, would you know the answer?

I wouldn’t have – until now.

I was never a big history fan. But as I dug into the origin of these 15 Northeast Wisconsin city names, I was intrigued. Learning about real people who came hundreds of years before us is actually pretty exciting! Maybe you’ll think so too.

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Bridging the Gap – How the Honoring Elders Project Brings Generations Together with Storytelling

Honoring Elders Project Green Bay

It’s easy to point a critical finger at society and talk about “how things once were” (I’m only 30 and even I have said that).

Most of these arguments about the decline of our character do have some validity to them, but the discussion usually stops there. We seldom dig deeper into the lives and stories of people who lived during “the good old days.”

Kara Counard decided to create a new ending to this conversation. She uses her skills as a professional photographer to give back to the Green Bay community by pairing together elementary aged kids and the elderly through ‘storytelling photography’ with the Honoring Elders Project.

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10 Things Worth the 30 Minute Drive Between Green Bay and Appleton [Infographic]


Believe it or not – there are other things to do up in Green Bay besides go to a Packers game.

And there are other reasons to drive down towards Appleton besides shopping at the Fox River Mall.

Our two communities really aren’t that far away. For most of us – a half hour drive north or south on Highway 41 takes us to a new place with new things to do, new food to eat and new people to meet.

So why don’t we take advantage of it more often? Why do we seem stuck in our hometowns?

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