Early Wisconsin Settlers:
Those of us who live in the upper Midwest often take a perverse pride in our ability to withstand sub-zero temperatures and epic snowfalls. Historian Erika Janik says that Wisconsin’s winters have been something to talk about since settlers first started coming here.
Commentator Erika Janik is a historian and author of Odd Wisconsin and A Short History of Wisconsin.
Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Image ID: WHI 68451)