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Local History Books on Sale in Society’s Heritage Books & Gifts shop.

Posted by on March 9, 2018

The books listed below are in stock and on sale at the Adams County Historical Society’s Heritage Books & Gifts shop, 311 Main Street, Friendship, Wisconsin. 
The books are also available by mail; send remittance with name and address to Adams county Historical Society, PO Box 264, Friendship, WI 53934.  Add $5  per individual book for shipping and handling unless different shipping and handling fee is indicated.  (e.g., Add $50 for the two volume “Friendship Wisconsin – a History”)



“A COMMUNITY COOKBOOK” By Ladies Aid Society of the Friendship Congregational Church. A reprint of the 1934 cookbook of Local Cook’s recipes. $4.00

ADAMS COUNTY COOKERY – PAST TO PRESENT” By Adams County Historical Society.  A collection of County Recipes. $5.00

“ADAMS COUNTY LAND ATLAS – 2012-2013” By Adams County 4-H Leaders Assoc, Inc. $10.00

“ADAMS COUNTY AT WAR” by Gordon K. Klaus. This book contains the Civil War letters that Adams County native Pvt./Capt. Charles Bassett wrote home while serving with Co. E, 16th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Included is a roster of Company E’s original members. $20.00

“A-F SPEEDWAY, STEEL FENDERS-GOLDEN MEMORIES” A DVD Hosted by Bill Holland with film, interviews, stories from the History of A-F Speedway. A wonderful combination! $35.00.  Mail: Add $10.00 shipping and handling

“A YEAR OF CHAMPIONS – 1996 GREEN BAY PACKERS” Remembered by Gilbert Brown by Chris Havel $10.00

“BREWERIES OF WISCONSIN” By Jerry Apps.  A history of Beer making, location of breweries, etc. $2.00

“FAR FROM HERE” By Barbara Cranford.  A book of poetry. $14.00

“FOOD FOR THOUGHT”  Edited by Brian Skinner. A collection of work by Adams-Friendship area young authors and illustrators. $4.00 

“FRIENDSHIP WISCONSIN – A HISTORY”  by Dennis M. McFarlin. A two volume set presenting the history of a small village in Adams County in central Wisconsin. Volume One of the book presents the history of the village through subject categories, such as education, health care, government, lifestyle, and the early geologic history of the area. Volume Two presents a block-by-block review of the businesses that operated in the village from its inception in 1856.   Having 934 pages, with 600 photos and images 10,000 endnotes, it is meant as a research source. The Book store price is $150.00.  Available by mail: Add $50.00 shipping and handling ($200.00 total) for each two volume set.

FROM PAST TO PRESENT” A comprehensive history of Adams County by Michael Goc. $20.00

“THE GOOD OLD DAYS – WERE THEY REALLY?” By Eunice Kanne. $4.00

HERO OF THE RED RIVERThe life and times of Joseph Bailey by Michael J. Goc. A Collections of letters discovered in an old Wisconsin Dells building was the catalyst for this history of Colonel Joseph Bailey who owned a small farm in southern Adams county. His friend, a local attorney who stayed behind after Joseph entered the Civil War had saved them and gives an eye opening portrait of a man who accomplished much in his military career. $12.00

“THE HISTORY OF A-F SPEEDWAY” by Matt McLaughlin (Well documented history of an Adams County favorite. Many wild characters and even wilder racing!) $30.00

“JAMES MILTON MAGINNIS – HIS CHILDREN AND THEIR DESENDANTS” By Judith Maginnis Kuster and Betty M Styer. Genealogy. Family of Maginnis, Styer and others. $20.00

“K” A GIRLS LIFE IN FRIENDSHIP DURING 1905 & 1906. by Sharon Hart Addy for the Adams County Historical Society about young Katherine McGowan who became a teacher and Supervising Teacher overseeing the many schools in this rural county. $10.00

“LOOKING BACK” by Walter J. Kappel. The middle son of Austrian immigrants tells of his life from 1914 through WWII.  $10.00

“MAGGIE MARIE’S MERMAID TAIL” By Heidi Marie Herriot. Children’s’ book. Dedicated to the “Wee Ones Everywhere.” $12.50

“MURDER IN ADAMS COUNTY” by Merlyn Ruphus. The notoriety of Adams County as ‘The Murder Capital of the United States’ is documented in this fascinating book. $25.00. By mail shipping and handling $10.00 ($35.00 total)

 “NEW CHESTER” by Barbara Morgan (A history of this small community and the surrounding country) $8.00

“OF WIND & WILLOW” By Clara Kirkwood. Friendship poems. $1.50

“ONE-ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOLS” By Jerry Apps. History and recollections from Wisconsin. $10.00

“ONE-ROOM SCHOOL DAYS” By Otto J. Shipla. Autobiography of life as a pupil, teacher, and teacher-trainer. $10.00

“OUT OF THE BLUE” Edited by Brian Skinner. Another collection of work by Adams-Friendship area young authors and illustrators. $4.00 

“POWER IN MANY HANDS” by Michael Goc. Tells the story of Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative and of the communities it serves in twelve central Wisconsin counties. The beginnings of local REA services. $20.00

“RED MAGIC SHAG” By Bart Downey. Yard sale carpet turns magic. $15.00

“RAILROAD MEMORIES – ADAMS AND THE C&NW – AN ORAL HISTORY”  Edited by Michael Goc.  Interviews by Adams County Historical Society members and others about the railroad and Adams.  With illustrations. $10.00

 “ROCHE-A-CRI TO TRINITY” (The History of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arkdale, WI.) $10.00

“ROCKETS LIKE RAIN” By Dale E. Reich.  Story of author’s year in Vietnam. $10.00

“SOME QUIET PLACE” By Barbara Cranford. Poetry book. $14.00

“SOUTH BURR OAK HISTORY 1898-1998” By the South Burr Oak Congregation. History of South Burr Oak United Methodist Church, Coloma, WI. $10.00

“SUSAN ANGELINE COLLINS: WITH A HALLELUJAH HEARTBy Janis Bennington VanBuren. Explores the life of an African American woman who lived for a time during the 1850s in Adams County. She became a missionary in Africa. $30.00

“THIS BLIND JOURNEY” By Barbara Cranford. Friendship poems. $14.00

“TO THE LAST BIRD by Evalyn Attoe Blumer & Jerry W. Carlton (A saga of several generations of the bird family as it progressed westward eventually settling in central Wisconsin, describing their involvement in the development of the new city of Madison and constructing it’s new capitol building) $7.50

“TWO FATHERS, ONE WAR” by Marcia L Pollock Wysocky. A daughter’s story of her natural father and step father one in the European theater and the other in the Pacific theater of World War II. $15.00

“YOUR COUNTRY CALLS” By Sophronius Stocking Landt.  A veteran’s story of the Civil War. $10.00

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