This book celebrates and preserves the unique heritage of the Badger State. Through the names of its cities, towns, villages, hamlets, crossroads, lakes and streams, the story of Wisconsin unfolds. In his introduction Robert Gard, the state's premier storyteller reflects on the historical significance of place names: "The names of places tell of those who came before us, sometimes of their hopes and dreams, sometimes of what they saw when they came or what they hoped their children would see."
Discover over 2000 fascinating Wisconsin place names. Take this journey through the state's past and uncover the story of your town.