Recollections of an Old Settler

Seneca Longhouse

In 1804, Portage County was nothing but wilderness.

Three Indian tribes resided here; the Senecas, Taways, and Chippeways.

Read more about how Christian Cackler and his wife lived among the Indians and learned their way of life.

Would You Pass or Fail an Independence Day Quiz?

My country, ’tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims’ pride, From every mountain side Let Freedom ring. ~My country, ’tis of Thee (1st verse) by Samuel F. Smith – 1832 According to a 2011 poll by Marist, only 58 percent of U.S. … Read more

Thoughts on Truth and Character

 9-11-12 It is not the things that are seen that are important. It is the things that are unseen. The unseen is what lives on. It is the depth of character of a person that is imparted to the things that are seen that give them beauty and meaning. America is beautiful because it was … Read more