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Introducing the "Who, What, When Podcast" presented by  Chippewa Valley Museum 

We dive into the stories that make up the tapestry that is our area.  Freshen up on local lore, see things from a new angle and of course pick up on facts and anecdotes you didn't even know existed in our area.  What local legends are true and what stories have been over looked?

Our region's history is more than lumber and Uniroyal

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"Area's Indigenous Population History"

Frank Smoot, longtime local historian and the museum developer for the Chippewa Area History Center, visits with Jodi and Olaf. He guides us through a discussion of the area’s indigenous population heritage.

People have lived in this region for 11, 000 years yet it may be under researched and the reason why, is fascinating.

Why the Ojibwa can be considered “immigrants” to Wisconsin?


The Dakota’s history in the area.


The relationship between various white settler groups and indigenous peoples

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"Planned Town of Ojibwa & Life in Eau Claire in the 1930s"

On the debut of this new podcast series, Jodi and Olaf from the Museum are joined by Margaret Becker for a conversation about growing up in the area and in the model town of Ojibwa Pre WWII. Margaret’s father was instrumental in the planning of the town.

-         Ojibwa was a model town in Seymour County, what does that mean?

-         How did the town develop and the original vision?

-         Traveling from Eau Claire to Ojibwa regularly and differences in living arrangements

-         What was life like in Ojibwa

-         “The Mall” in Ojibwa

-         The story of the white Train Depot

-         What was the highest population the town achieved

-         The last time she visited

-         What she likes about modern day Eau Claire

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