Cauheegan, Wisconsin

Payseur & Schmidt
Silver Buckle Press

Friday, April 29, 2005

Found some ancient postcards in a dusty drugstore in the center of town. Memories of old Cauheegan.

The mansion of Dr. Philomath T. Russell, owner of the town's first watercress processing and shipping factory.

The printing room staff of publisher Payseur & Schmidt standing outside the town's one-room schoolhouse in 1935. Staff members ranged in age from 7 to 14, and worked 6-hour shifts before attending school. Cauheegan passed new child labor laws soon after this photograph was taken.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

We spent three weeks exploring the hidden corners (ha... well, there are no corners) of that famous ex-utopian commune city--Cauheegan, Wisconsin. More to come, with photos.