Tales of Old Portage

Dorothy McCarthy wrote a weekly column in the Portage Daily Register entitled “Tales of Old Portage” from 1958-1975. Over 200 of these articles have been scanned and compiled in a large-format book, with an index that makes it very easy to find a subject on Portage history or a family name. The articles cover a vast range of subjects from lynch mobs in Portage, to the origin of colorful nicknames for individual railroad workers, to the cream-colored bricks from local brickyards. Examples of these articles can be seen at our Wisconsin Heritage Online (WHO) link.