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Historian Dale Caskey kicks off Heritage Festival



HURLEY — The Iron County Heritage Festival got a jump start Wednesday evening when historian Dale Caskey came calling to the Iron County Historical Museum.

He told the assemblage in the second floor courtroom of the former courthouse about life as a Norwegian lumberjack living on a homestead in Kimball in 1900.

Caskey’s grandfather lived and worked in lumberjack camps of northern Wisconsin at the beginning of the 20th century. Caskey lives in Rhinelander and has given presentations throughout the Midwest.

He talked about what a bustling pl...

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