Blue Skies

After a lovely day Tuesday of sun and blue skies, I’m back at work searching for Jonathan M. Clark’s possible roots in Lower Canada. No news to share yet, so how about a photo from Old World Wisconsin?

Photo credit Reed Perkins, July, 2016. Click to open larger image in new window.

This is a view of the 1910s United Brethren Church from the Pleasant Ridge community near present-day Beetown, Grant Co., Wisconsin, now a part of the “Life on the Farm” section of Old World Wisconsin.

Pleasant Ridge was founded in 1850 by formerly enslaved African-Americans. It was a small farming community that flourished for just over a century. For more information on the history of the Pleasant Ridge community, follow this link to an interesting essay with photos at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s online collections.

And if you have not been to Old World Wisconsin, it’s a great living history museum, and a beautiful place to spend a day. They are open again, on a limited schedule with special Covid-19 precautions in place. Click this link for more info on their current offerings.