Book of the Month

Posted on: February 4th, 2024 by

The Oconto County Historical Society proudly presents the February book of the month: The Truth About Townsend, Volume I: 1860-1940 “Transforming the Northwoods” by author, Kathleen Marie Marsh. This book traces the history of a rough and tough North Central Wisconsin logging community from the Civil War to the opening days of World War II. Volume I is a carefully crafted historical account of loggers, farmers, hunters, bootleggers, merchants, resort owners, and clergymen who somehow managed to scratch out a living in the wild and woolly Wisconsin Northwoods. It contains a collection of true stories and priceless pictures. This is a must-read for anyone who has ties to this extraordinary “up north” town, as well as history buffs who enjoy an entertaining and accurate account of these rambunctious and gritty times. Order your copy today by sending a check for $27 (which includes S&H), along with your return address, to Oconto County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 272, Oconto, WI 54153. Thank you for supporting OCHS and our local talented authors!