Brookfield and Elm Grove, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

Brookfield and Elm Grove, Wisconsin (Images of America Series)

by Thomas Ramstack

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ISBN-13: 9780738560700
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/17/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 355,228
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Thomas Ramstack teaches special education for Milwaukee Public Schools. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history and psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, as well as a master’s degree in special education from Cardinal Stritch University. As a child, his father took the time to tell personal tales, dating to the 1920s and 1930s, describing various neighbors he encountered as a boy while growing up in the then very rural communities of Elm Grove and Brookfield. Through these images, Ramstack hopes modern-day residents, too, might capture something of the life experiences of the town’s earlier inhabitants.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Immigrants in Town 9

2 Success in Farming 21

3 A Great Conflagration 47

4 The Tornado of August 16, 1907 59

5 The Village of Elm Grove 69

6 The Tornado of May 31, 1914 81

7 Elm Grove Fair 105

8 The End of an Era 121

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