Help UW-Green Bay Archives by sharing stories about local bodies of water

As a unique Earth Day celebration, UW-Green Bay Archives is working on a special project about local waterways such as the Bay, Fox River, Point au Sable, Baird Creek, Cat Island, Renard (Kidney) Island, Long Tail Point, De Pere locks and dams, Door County natural shoreline areas, etc, and they hope that some of you might be interested in helping!

The Archives would like to connect with individuals who might have photos, home videos/films, maps, and written documents that help preserve the environmental history and heritage of these important bodies of water. Examples of items being sought could pertain to recreation and sporting activities such as fishing, trapping, boating, hunting, and picnicking. Also of interest are occupational activities such as lighthouse keeping, ice harvesting, commercial fishing, and working at local factories or businesses present on the waterways.

At this time, the Archives are seeking more of the personal stories regarding local waterways instead of scientific publications, reports and data.

If you have items that you think might be related to their project, please take a moment to tell them more by completing a brief survey. For more information check out the guide to the project:

As an example, the Archives are sharing a photo of a young Patrick Farrell who had just caught a muskrat near the old Pulliam Power Plant. The photo is from approximately 1944-1945.

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