- REMARKS AT THE WALL
~on Behalf of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Project by
- Kathryn Wrolstad Ling [Family History Number: A2D5C-2], American
Red Cross, SMH, RVN, 1967-68, November 11, 1996
- History of Northland (Wisconsin) Lutheran Church
The October 7, 2004, issue of the Iola Herald has an article written by Bob Strand that reports in great detail the early history of the church building and names of early members. The first service was held in the partially completed building on Feb. 16, 1908. Wooden planks on wood block were used as seats. The alter and pulpit were carved by the well-known local carver and builder, John Barikmo. One of the more interesting little incidents reported in the article concerns the installation of gas lights. Rather than have the carpenters climb to drill the hole in the thick beam, Lorin Wrolstad (A2B-5) brought his 30-30 rifle, laid down on his back and shot the hole through the beam for hooking up the light.
The Wrolstad family held itís reunions at the Northland Church from the 1950ís up to 1975.
- PERU - THE STATE CAPITAL OF WISCONSIN?
In Volume 2, Page 31, of Judge Elisha Keyes's 1906 "History of Dane County" he writes: "The contest waged in (1836) the selecting of the seat of government was termed a pretty fight even in these days of sharp contests. The places voted for were Fond du Lac,...Portage, Belmont, ..Racine...Koshkonong...and Peru."