Stories From Wisconsin’s Christmases Past

Have you ever wondered what Christmas used to be like? Or – how people in Wisconsin celebrated decades before us? I wondered what they ate for dinner, how they decorated – and what the “spirit of the holiday” was like back then. Here’s what I discovered when I dug into Wisconsin’s Christmases past…

A Wisconsin Pirate? Discover the Legendary Exploits of Captain “Roaring Dan” Seavey

When you think of pirate adventures – you probably don’t think of the Great Lakes. But I’m sitting here – on International Talk Like a Pirate Day – writing a story about a man who was a buccaneer on Lake Michigan. He was accused of causing shipwrecks, kidnapping, operating a prostitution ring, booze-running, hijacking ships […]

The Story of Paramount Records – Black History Month in Wisconsin

Blues music is arguably America’s greatest cultural gift to the world. Without the blues, music as we know it could not exist. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards once said, “If you don’t know the blues…there’s no point in picking up the guitar and trying to play rock and roll or any other form of popular […]

The Slightly Horrible Story of Wisconsin’s First Thanksgiving

Don’t worry…this Thanksgiving story has a happy ending. But parts of it might make your stomach turn a little. It happened just 38 years after the Thanksgiving story we all know – the one with the Pilgrims and American Indians and their famous feast. The Pilgrims had to endure harsh winters with little food. But […]

7 Strange Stories of Wisconsin Monsters – Plus One from Upper Michigan

What lurks deep in the dark woods of Wisconsin? What kind of creatures are swimming in the state’s many lakes? Who are the lost souls that have been haunting residents decade after decade? Here at WhooNEW, we did a little research to find out about the legendary monsters who’ve made Wisconsin home. Our state certainly […]

5 Fun Wisconsin Facts We Betcha Didn’t Know

We all know Wisconsin is America’s Dairlyand, home to the largest musical festival (Summerfest) and the nation’s largest water park (Noah’s Ark). But, there are other unique things about the Badger state that are a bit more bizarre and not as well known. Here are five interesting facts that add personality to our proud Wisconsin […]