The Farm on Badger Creek: Memories of a Midwest Girlhood (Paperback)

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Peggy Prilaman Marxen grew up near the town of Meteor in northwestern Wisconsin’s Sawyer County, isolated by geography yet surrounded by close-knit extended family. Multiple generations of her family witnessed changes to rural Wisconsin that altered the fabric of their lives and the lives of all in their community, including the introduction of new farming techniques, school consolidation, and revolutions in transportation and technology. They supplemented their subsistence herd of dairy cows by hunting, fishing, and selling timber and maple syrup. For many years, her home, like those of her neighbors, lacked indoor plumbing, electricity, and a telephone. As a young child, Peggy attended a one-room schoolhouse and walked, biked, or sledded the three miles to school and back, no matter the weather. 

About the Author

Peggy Marxen taught fourth grade for thirty-three years. She lives in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780870209574
ISBN-10: 0870209574
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English