History Articles

History articles are shared as a regular contribution to the Shorelines newsletter. Below is a list of articles and publication timing.

Article Title / Shorelines edition

A Look Back at the Origins of the Newsletter - Spring 2019

Cement Shoes: Gangsters at Our Lakes, An Initial Discussion - November 2019

Founding of the Lake District - August 2018

Elkhorn: A Musical Tradition - May 2018

The Lauderdale Homefront World War II - February 2018

Army Bones - old Army buildings - November 2017

Walworth County and the Underground Railroad - August 2017

An Incident in the Early Military History of Walworth County - May 2017

Cranes on Lauderdale - February 2017

Fish Tale, Part 2 (The Fish Committee, The DNR and our Fish Population) - February 2016

Our Lauderdale-LaGrange Volunteer Fire Department - May 2016

Sawmills and Hydropower at Lauderdale's Dam - August 2016

Dairying around Lauderdale - November 2016

Boats and More Boats, Part-1 - February 2015

Power Boating - May 2015

Fish Tale, Part 1 (Fishing on Lauderdale before 1970) - August 2015

A Correspondent's Lakes Remembrance By Georgie Ann Geyer - February 2014

A Correspondent's Lakes Remembrance (continued from February edition) - May 2014

Dunrose-LL189 and 190 - August 2014

LL53 A Gracious Gal Returns - November 2014

Abe Lincoln and the Black Hawk War - February 2013

Lauderdale Lakes Yacht Club Remembrance at 60 - May 2013

The Names of Places - August 2013

The Early Lauderdale Farm - November 2013

Keystone (LL90) - February 2012

Sunnyside (LL726) - May 2012

LL86 The Leesley Family - August 2012

LL16 From Holcomb to Anderson - November 2012

LL5 - February 2011

The First People: Mound Builders - May 2011

March 30, 1872 - Lakeview House Hotel (LL5) - August 2011

Remembering Early 20th Century Lauderdale - November 2011

Greenhurst (LL11) - February 2010

A Treasure - Dianne Holum at Lauderdale - May 2010

Lauderdale: “Ideal for the Summer Home" - August 2010

Acorn Ridge: 1934-1995 - February 2009

Deakin Island, Lakeview (LL51-52) - May 2009

Don Fritsche - 40 years of service on Lauderdale Lakes - August 2009

For Now… Our Lakes' Geologic History - November 2009

The Lauderdale Ski Team 1953 - 1959 - February 2008

The Kaseys of Meadowlark - May 2008

Hooper Dew - A history of LL515 - August 2008

Native Americans in Southern Wisconsin - The Potawatomi, Sauk and Fox - November 2008

Not Lauderdale International, but…(Lauderdale - Sterlingworth Airport) - February 2007

Sterlingworth Hotel 1950s-1970s - May 2007

Saving the Golf Course - August 2007

"A Little Extra" - November 2007 (In the summer of 2007 following strong storms and a lake level rising 6 inches, an unprecedented 13 days of Slow-No-Wake boat traffic was experienced)

Lauderdale Lakes Islands - February 2006

The Ingles of Ingleside Point - Early History - August 2006

Lauderdale Sailing Club History - November 2006