Outside The Lines
The Portage County Historical Society obtains many manuscripts, some do not pertain to Portage County history. We do not refuse these articles or artifacts. In this section some of the articles not about local history will be presented.
County Line Neighbors
Ellen Lyons compiled a short booklet circa 1973 about communities and people on either side of the Shawano and Marathon County lines.
- The longest article is about Eland and Eland Jct.
- Eland Country
- Pioneer Days
- The Eland Post Office
- School Days
- Past and Present
- Railroad Poet
It has been reported that the Birnamwood School Library holds several other works by this author.
Stories from the Old West
- "A SCOUT WITH THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS"-- Written and Illustrated by FREDERIC REMINGTON
- Joe Meeks, His Life and Times -- Coming soon
George Mattoon founded the town of Mattoon Wisconsin and built a short railroad to connect it to the C&NW mainline running north out of Eland Wisconsin. Here is a brief history of his railroad and town. George was also a Civil War veteran of some renown. Unfortunately we do not have his war records.
Tigerton Historical Society
The Tigerton Historical Society is located in Tigerton, Marathon County, Wisconsin with a population of approximately 600 has a small park with historic buildings.