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A Chronicle of Rural Life in Wisconsin

Machine Shed Book CoverThe second half of the 19th Century and the first half of the 20th Century
(1850-1950) saw largely European immigrant families create in Wisconsin communities of small dairy farms. Most of these communities included a one room school house, a church, a cheese factory, a store and some a tavern. Machine Shed Memories is the story of just one of these communities and the many people who gave it life and spirit.

ISBN – 978-0-9822431-3-8
Book Cover Hard
Book Size 8 ½ X 11
Book Pages  358
Book Price  $29.95 per book
US Shipping and Handling $4.95 per book
Wisconsin Orders – Will be charged 5.5% Sales Tax

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Book Cover   Hard
Size 6 1/4 X  9 1/4  inches
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Life's Winding PathwaysBy Helen Arlene Jelinske

Helen Arlene Laduron was born in the farm house of her grandparents Thomas Edwin and Mary Ann Couillard in Coullardville.  Years later, with her husband Ernest Janssen, Helen returned to Meadow Brook Farm with their three boys. After the death of Ernest and returning to college she married Leo Jelinski.  Following careers in teaching and social work Helen retired, built a cottage on the Oconto River in Couillardville and wrote about her memories of growing up in Couillardville.   From the book’s Forward; “I was born there, in that house. Perhaps that is why I can really never leave. How can I when endless memories bring it all back to me so clearly?  I am standing on the back porch on a summer evening listening for the plaintiff call of the whip-poor-will down in the woods.  Then I can hear the soft lowing of the cows in the ‘creek bottom’ as they settle down for the evening….”

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Book Cover Soft
Book Size 5 ½ X 8 1/2  inches
Book Pages  188
Book Price  $12 per book
US Shipping and Handling $3.50 per book
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By Their GrandchildrenPeter and Rosalie Janssen

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