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country schools

"Country Schoolhouses of Vernon County, WI"
by the Vernon County Historical Society
with modern photos by Harry Peterson

Provides a brief history of each of Vernon County's rural schoolhouses, one page per school, with both historic and modern photographs.

Softbound, 166 pages
$20.00 plus $5.00 shipping

wi women

"The Story of Wisconsin Women"
by Ruth De Young Kohler

Originally written in 1946 as part of Wisconsin's Centennial Celebration, this book has a wonderful history of the role of women as leaders in the state. Chapters 6&7 in particular, have an accurate accounting of the role of women of Wisconsin in the suffragette movement.

Softbound, 144 pages
$15.00 plus $4.00 shipping

Bob Hirsch at the Temple

Bob Hirsch "Return to the Temple"

$10.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Coloring Book

Vernon County Historical Society Coloring Book

9 full-sized pages to color, plus two pages of alphabet pictures ("A" is for airplane, "B" is for bicycle). Artwork is of Vernon County scenes, including the Kickapoo River and a round barn. All drawings created by area artists. Suitable for both children and adults.

Softbound, 20 pages
$10.00 plus $3.00 shipping

round barn

"Barns Without Corners"
by Kevin and Patsy Alderson

The history of Vernon County's round barns. Includes photos, paintings, and a map.

Softbound, 43 pages
$15.95 plus $3.00 shipping

vernon county teacher college graduates

"Vernon County Teachers College Graduates, 1908-1971, Viroqua, WI"

Complete list of students who graduated from the Vernon County Normal School/Teachers Training College. Includes a photo section.

Softbound, 44 pages
$15.00 plus $5.00 shipping

war history

"Vernon County War History"

A history of Vernon County's involvement in World War I. includes photos and alphabetical list of service people.

Used copies only available.

Hardbound, 112 pgs., published 1926
$10.00 plus $5.00 shipping

1878 index

"Alphabetical Index to 1878 Vernon County, WI
Plat Map"

All name index and map of each township

Softbound, 98 pages
$12.00 plus $3.00 shipping


"Vernon County Cemetery Locations and Histories"
by Judy Mathison

Guide to finding cemeteries in Vernon County - with pictures.

$15.00 plus $3.00 shipping

main st

"Viroqua's Main Street History 1846 - 1996"
researched by Vic & Donna Navrestad

A history of each building by address giving a chronological listing of owners and their business, indexed.

Illustrated 353 pages
$75.00 plus $5.00 shipping


"Hometown Heritage, A Celebration of Viroqua's
150th Birthday"

by Maurine Fritz

A History of Viroqua, Wisconsin. Easy reading for children and adults. Includes pictures that kids may want to color

Softbound, 28 pages
$5.00 plus $3.00 shipping


"Vernon County Courthouse Viroqua, WI 1880 - 1998"

Listing of Vernon Co. supervisors since 1852. Also includes the history of the jail.

Softbound, 31 pages
$5.00 plus $3.00 shipping


"Marriage Index for Vernon County, WI
Dec 1850-1914"

compiled by Elsa Banta

Known as Bad Ax County until 1862. Alphabetical by groom and bride's maiden name

Softbound, 224 pages
$50.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Bella Danger

"Bella Danger"
by Patrick J. Rash

Contains photos, maps, and information about 32 steamboats that sank on the Upper Mississippi River in the 19th century

Softbound, 24 pages
$5 plus $3 shipping

Little Girl in the Big Basket

"Little Indian Girl in the Big Basket"
by June Pedretti

A picture book for kids

Spiralbound, 11 sturdy pages
$15.00 plus $3.00 shipping