Stop in to the Fort Crawford Museum in Prairie du Chien where author Corey Geiger will share insights from select stories from his new book, On a Wisconsin Family Farm, Historic Tales of Character, Community and Culture and answer your questions.
On a Wisconsin Family Farm flings the barn doors wide open to a cast of characters that built America's Dairyland. A maternal maverick, Anna Satorie, went against cultural norms and became the sole owner of her family's homestead in 1905. The next year, Anna married John Burich and the couple went about building a thrifty family farm.
Pioneer life was fraught with trials and tribulations as polio and tuberculosis claimed loved ones and the fabricated death of a bootlegging brother turned gangsters away from the farm. Neighbors pitched in as members of the immigrant class aided one another to construct farmsteads and support one another through unsanctioned bank loans, daring dynamite work and barn raisings.
Leaving work aside, this community also threw parties met by the rooster's early-dawn crow. Corey Geiger, international agricultural journalist, pairs his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to capture six generations of local tales.
Date and Time
Saturday Nov 13, 2021 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
Saturday, November 13, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
FORT CRAWFORD MUSEUM 717 S BEAUMONT RD PRAIRIE DU CHIEN WI 53821