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Spoken History Lecture Series: "Louie Rivers, Marshfield's First Family"

Jan 24, 2019

Sponsored by the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group, and presented by Don Schnitzler

This talk covers Rivers’ legendary life filled with adventure, romance and financial success, followed by the self-indulgent behaviors that left him penniless, friendless, and imprisoned at the county poor farm. It then follows his disappearance from the poor farm one night in 1885, to a new life in Nebraska as a homesteader.


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