It Happened in Wisconsin

Book Description

From the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald to the attempted assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, It Happened in Wisconsin gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Badger State.

Find out how Wisconsin’s dairy farms came to produce some of the world’s finest cheeses. Learn how a raging wildfire in Peshtigo killed as many as 2,400 people. And discover how Joe McCarthy evolved from an amateur boxer into one of the country’s most infamous senators.

Author Michael Bie offers readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from Wisconsin's storied past, including famous tales and names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.

About Bie, Michael

Michael Bie is perhaps best known for his website, a popular e-zine devoted to travel, history, and culture in America’s Dairyland. He lives in Verona, Wisconsin.